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SHARK - National Ringed seal monitoring in Sweden since 1995
Citation
Swedish Museum of Natural History, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (2017). SHARK - National Ringed seal monitoring in Sweden since 1995.

Access data
Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
Data from Swedish environmental monitoring of abundance of Ringed seal. Swedish monitoring of Ringed seals started in 1995. The monitoring program was initiated by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and later the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management took over the responsibility and financing of the program. The monitoring is performed by the Swedish Museum of Natural History. Data is stored in the database SHARK, hosted and maintained by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. Monitoring of ringed seal is performed by counting seals in transects from airplane. More information is available in Swedish at https://www.havochvatten.se/hav/samordning--fakta/miljoovervakning/miljoovervakningens-programomrade-kust-och-hav/delprogram-sal-och-havsorn.html

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, Air monitoring, Long-term monitoring, Marine mammals, Seals (animals), Top predators, ANE: Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Halichoerus grypus (Fabricius, 1791), Pusa hispida Schreber, 1775

Geographical coverage
ANE: Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1995 on [In Progress]
1996
1998 - 2004

Taxonomic coverage
Halichoerus grypus (Fabricius, 1791) [WoRMS]
Pusa hispida Schreber, 1775 [WoRMS]

Contributors
Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, moredata creator
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), moredata creator
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), moredata creator Swedish Museum of Natural History (NRM), moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
SHARK: Marine biological data of Sweden, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2010-07-08
Information last updated: 2017-08-01
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