​Marine Mammals

​Marine Mammals

Four species of sea mammals are most frequently seen in The Living Coast, namely a dolphin, porpoise and two seals:

Bottlenose dolphin - most common cetacean, though transient and now rarely seen inshore as humans disturb them

Harbour porpoise - more rarely seen, with distinct triangular fin

Grey seal - less frequent locally, with dog-like head

Common seal - more commonly seen, especially in winter, hauled out by tidal rivers