Seals can take a long time to moult as they can only shed their hair a bit at a time to maintain their insulation. The later moved to Seaford Beach, with the occasional trip to Brighton where it turned up in the Brighton Marina. As Sussex County recorder for Sea Mammals my role also includes seals. Common seals are seen occasionally along the Sussex Coast, even venturing into Sussex rivers, but grey seals are only seen very rarely.
Due to the sheer number of onlookers the seal has attracted, British Divers Marine Life Rescue have been monitoring the situation and erected a barrier to stop people being able to get too close to the seal. The seal has now left Seaford beach and has been spotted periodically along the coast.