- Common seals are one of the two species of seal that can be found in Scotland; the other being the grey seal.
- Common seals are smaller than grey seals and have a shorter head with a more dog-like profile.
- Common seals can dive to depths of 150m and can hold their breath underwater for more than 15 minutes.
- When diving, common seals can reduce their heart rate to just 15 beats per minute.
- A common seals diet includes fish, squid, sandeels, octopus and shrimps.
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