Bearded seal in Borgarfjordur east

Recently a bearded Seal has been spotted in Borgarfjorður East. It has been in the shore for around three weeks but Bearded Seals are quite rare in the area. This is the second sighting that has been reported to the Seal Center in a short peroid of time. See here.  

The bearded seal is bigger then the harbour seal, but smaller than a fully grown grey seal. His primary distinctive features are very long whiskers. More information on bearded seals can be found here.

We thank the people that reported this sighting. It is imporant for our specialists to get reports on sightings of rare seal speicies at the coast of Iceland. 

 Kampselur Selasetur Íslands

Photo: Hafþór Snjólfur