Visit Greenwich* says this is a seal on a
sandbank near the O2.
Chamberlain of 853 reports fears that the seal, and any mates it has, might be disturbed if a new Thames Clipper pier is built:
'The firm that runs the Hotel
Intercontinental at the O2 has applied for planning permission to convert a
disused jetty atOrdnance Wharfinto a restaurant and pier for river
buses and hotel visitors. But local residents are demanding a
full environmental impact assessment is carried out first, as rare birds – such
asCaspian gulls– are said to use the old jetty, which
was grassed over at the turn of the millennium, as a nesting site.'
The jetty at Ordnance Wharf that could become a river bus pier
*Visit Greenwich is 'the Royal Borough of Greenwich Destination Management Company, a partnership based, not for profit, Community Interest Company... a private/public partnership, led by a board of tourism professionals, representing different sectors of the industry, with an independent chair. We promote Greenwich and the surrounding area as a visitor destination and place to stay.'