Number of Counted Harbour seals in the Wadden Sea since 1975
Seal Counts by year
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The thematic report on Marine Mammals as part of the Quality Status Report 2017 (QSR 2017) provides an overview of the present status of the populations of the harbour (or common) seal Phoca vitulina, the grey seal Halichoerus grypus, and the harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena in the Wadden Sea, based on the Trilateral Monitoring and Assessment Program (TMAP). This status review includes population developments, issues of concern and management approaches.
From the QSR 2017, thematic report on marine mammals:
Three species of marine mammals are regarded as indigenous in the Wadden Sea: the harbour seal (Phoca vitulina), grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) and the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena). Occasionally, other species of marine mammals visit the Wadden Sea or strand along the coastline. [….read more]
Quality Status Report 2017: Marine Mammals (Jensen et al.)