One born in a minute
It is seal pup season on the islands of Craigleith and the Isle of May National Nature Reserve.
Every day seal pups are being born and over 2,500 will be born on the island between now and the end of December. There will be 6,000 seals on the Isle of May at the peak of the season.
Visitors to the Discovery Centre can zoom in on the seal pup action with the interactive live cameras - and for those who spot a seal pup being born, they will be awarded with their own seal adoption pack worth £30.
Seal pups can pop out pretty fast - it is One Born in a Minute!
The Scottish Seabird Centre is also reminding people to stay away from any seals and pups that are seen on Scotland’s beaches. While they may look cute they can be dangerous and will bite. A pup may look abandoned, but it is very likely that its mother is close by. If they get human scent on them, they could be abandoned.
While they may look cute and cuddly, seals carry bacteria which are extremely dangerous to humans and other animals. If members of the public see seals in distress, whether pups or adults, they are advised to phone the Seabird Centre on 01620 890202 or the Scottish SPCA on 03000 999 999.