Harbour Seal Numbers in the Wadden Sea and on Helgoland in 2000

Trilateral Seal Expert Group (TSEG)

Again in 2000, coordinated counts of common seals in the entire Wadden Sea were carried out. During simultaneous aerial surveys, the following results were obtained. The maximum total number of counted seals amounted to 17,000, of which 2,140 were counted in Denmark, 6,300 in Schleswig-Holstein, 5,230 in Lower Saxony and 3,330 in the Netherlands. The total maximum number of pups counted was 3,610.



Trilateral Seal Expert Group:
DK: Svend Tougaard, Fiskeri-og Søfartsmuseet, Esbjerg;
SH: Ursula Siebert, Kai Abt, FTZ Büsum der Univ. Kiel;
Nds: Ekkehard Vareschi, Universität Oldenburg;
NL: Peter H. Reijnders, Sophie Brasseur, Alterra, Coastal Zone Research Team, Texel.