Marine Mammals 

We don't see a huge variety of marine mammals, or cetaceans, within the Reserve, but the few species we do have are quite spectacular. Grey seals are charismatic characters, and each autumn, they descend upon the isolated beaches to the north of St Abbs Head to give birth to their pups. Dolphins and occasionally Minke Whales can also be seen here, with Bottlenose Dolphins sometimes engaging with passing boats if they are feeling playful! 

 

Lawson Wood

Grey Seal © Lawson Wood Ocean Eye Films

Please read our advise on what to do if you come across a dead or injured marine mammal washed up along the coast. 

Grey Seal
Grey Seal

© Lawson Wood Ocean Eye Films

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Bottlenose Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
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Images by Lawson Wood Ocean Eye Films & BMR