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19-08-2013 : SEALS FOUND IN RIVER THAMES

A colony of grey and harbour seals have been found living in the River Thames in London.

Scientists from the Zoological Society of London, found there were more than 700 seals living along the river,most of these were in the Thames Estuary.

You may not see any seals on your Canal Boat Holiday exploring the River Thames but you will see a host of other wildlife.

A Canal Boat Holiday is an excellent way of getting a little bit closer to nature and your very own Nature Watch will reveal itself to you.

All of us are familiar with the ducks and swans but imagine the excitement of spotting a heron, otter or water vole.

The canals are easily accessible and free to explore and they are the ideal destination for nature lovers.

As you gentle cruise along the canals you will get back to nature and have a chance to see the wildlife close up.

In fact as you are cruising the canals on your Canal Boat you will find that the wildlife comes to you.

Ducks and swans feed on the duckweeds that floats in the canal and the reeds growing at the edge provides food and shelter for damselflies and dragonflies.

Wild flowers are abundant on the canal banks and these attract a host of butterflies and insects.

At times it will be so peaceful that you will hear only the birdsong or buzz of the bumble bees.

Listen for the sound of owls hooting at dusk or the call of wild fox.

In the still of the mornings or in the early evenings you may hear a splash which could be frog hunting for flies or a fish jumping out of the water.

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Moored at the canalside
 

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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
 
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