Grey seals need to haul out of the water for long periods to rest, digest their food, socialise and mate. Sadly, the seals are easily disturbed leading to wasted energy and injury usually as they try to flee from human interaction.
The Yorkshire Seal Group (YSG) is an evidence based, grassroots team using citizen science protocols to collect data on coastal visitor demographics, seal populations, movements, breeding success and mitigating both existing and emerging threats.We work with a range of stakeholders and marine user groups to advocate responsible seal watching and best practice, promoting wider environmental stewardship through positive public engagement, school education workshops and beach cleaning activities.The primary location for our work is the shoreline at Ravenscar, North Yorkshire. Think you would be a good fit? Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to arrange an orientation day.
Yorkshire Seal Group