Buckator seal colony Short Walk
- Distance:0.5 mile round trip
- Walk grade:Easy
- Start from:Beeny
- Recommended footwear:walking shoes, or trainers in dry weather
Seals are not closely related to other marine mammals. In mediaeval times seals were classified as fish and could therefore be eaten during lent and on fridays and saturdays. However, as you might be able to guess from their features, seals are closely related to dogs, bears and otters. In fact, a dog is very much more closely related to a seal than a cat. The seal species most frequently seen along the Cornish coast are grey seals and common seals.