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Falmouth 'Seal Cam' zooms in on marine wildlife
12:00pm Thursday 17th October 2013 in Cornwall
A ‘sealcam’ has been fitted at Falmouth Coastguard station to capture live footage of the harbour and the seals at Black Rock, to help create a database of the county’s grey seal population.
Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC) have set up the webcam to help the Cornwall Seal Group monitor, identify and record the seals using photo identification of the unique markings on their coats.
The footage will help inform the Falmouth seal photo identification project (FalPip), which aims to help researchers better understand local seals.
Sue Sayer, of Cornwall Seal Group, said: “It will hugely enhance our photo identification of seals here and enable us to make a greater number of links with other sites around the Cornish coast and Celtic Sea. We can’t wait to discover the seal secrets of Black Rock.”
SealCam is online at the sustainability section of FHC’s webpage www.falmouthport.co.uk.
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