On Sunday morning 29th August 2010 Lionel Kelleway interviewed Line Cordes, among others, about seals and their Loch Fleet habitat. Line spoke to the TDFC about these seals in December 2009.
Here is the BBC programme if you wish to listen.
“The person who knows most about the seals is PhD student Line Cordes who has been watching them intensively during the breeding season for the last four years. She has taken photographs of every seal in the area and from the patterns on their faces can now identify every seal on sight. From this study she is building a detailed picture of each seal’s breeding behaviour and movements. This is giving a unique insight into the lives of Harbour Seals which have rarely been studied this intensively. She and Professor Paul Thompson, both from the School of Biological Sciences in Aberdeen, hope that their findings will help inform management strategies for the species.
Lionel Kelleway gets a lesson in Harbour seal identification and is clearly delighted with his close encounter.”