South West Wales

New grey seal behaviour filmed off Pembrokeshire coast

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Media captionSeals normally feed on fish but have now been filmed taking on much larger prey

A seal feeding on a harbour porpoise it had just killed has been caught on camera for the first time off the coast of Pembrokeshire.

The footage, taken by a local wildlife watching operator, showed an adult male grey seal biting and eating its prey.

Researchers believe seals could be taking on larger prey due to increasing competition for food.

Natural Resources Wales said the video is thought to be the first of its kind in the world.

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Image caption Seals normally feed on fish but the new footage shows they will also take much larger prey

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