Grey-seal

thank you to everyone who responded to/helped spread my post about the mystery skull!

I’ve had an email from one of the lovely scientists at the natural history museum and he says that it’s a partial skull; we only have the cranium. it’s missing the lower mandible (those strange horn-looking pieces are the parts that would connect the jaw to the skull - the skull is actually upside down in my pictures!) and the front section which would consist of the eye sockets/nose/mouth

howEVER he says based on the size, shape and where it was found, it most likely belonged to a juvenile grey seal

yay science!

We’re all gonna die. We don’t get much say over how or when. But we do get to decide how we’re gonna live. So do it. Decide. Is this the life you wanna live? Is this the person you wanna love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out, and decide.
—  Richard Webber - ‘Seal Our Fate’
(Season 10, Episode 1)
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New Year Brings a Grey Seal Pup to Brookfield Zoo

The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, has announced its first birth of 2014: a Grey Seal pup that also happens to be the first of its species ever born at the zoo. The male pup was born on New Year’s Day around 7:00 a.m. He and his mother, ten-year-old Lily, will remain off exhibit for several weeks to allow them time to bond with one another.

See more photos and learn more at Zooborns.

ON FROZEN POND   A young grey seal wims in partly frozen water at a breeding station for seals in Friedrichskoog, northern Germany.  (Photo: Carsten Redher / AFP-Getty Images via the Telegraph)

We’re all gonna die. We don’t get much say in how or when. But we do get to decide how we’re gonna live. So do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More compassionate? Decide.
—  Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.)
Grey’s Anatomy 10x01 “Seal Our Fate”