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Data set name

IMARES, Monitoring Seals in the Dutch Wadden Sea (1970 -)

Data holding centreIMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Texel
CountryNetherlands  Netherlands
ProjectWOT-IN Monitoring Seals in the Dutch Wadden Sea
Time period1970 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

The Dutch Wadden Sea and the adjacent part of the North Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Seal abundance

Instruments

Cameras

Description 
Summary

The monitoring of Harbour Seals and Grey Seals is performed by flying over the area at low tide taking photographs of haul out sites(resting places) with seals. Counting is done from these photographs. Several times per year the counting is carried out. Flights are planned according to breeding and moulting season.

OriginatorsIMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Texel
References

TSEG: Trilateral Seal Expert Group1: Peter Reijnders, Kai Abt, Sophie Brasseur, Svend

Tougaard, Ursula Siebert & Ekkehard Vareschi (2003) Sense and Sensibility in Evaluating Aerial Counts of Harbour Seals in Wadden Sea, Wadden Sea Newsletter 2003-1

Availability 
OrganisationIMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Texel
AvailabilityDistribution cost charge
ContactJenny Cremer
Address

IMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Texel
Landsdiep 4
't Horntje, Texel

1797 SH
Netherlands

Telephone+31 317487076
Facsimile+31 317487362
Emailjenny.cremer@wur.nl
Administration 
Collating centreNational Oceanographic Data Committee
Local identifierIMARES_5720002
Global identifier4814
Last revised2011-02-24