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SHARK - National Harbour seal monitoring in Sweden since 1988
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 Harbour seal monitoring in Sweden since 1988.

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Description
Data from Swedish environmental monitoring of abundance of Harbour seal. Swedish monitoring of Harbour seals started in 1988. 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 seal is performed by counting seals from land, ship or 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, Top predators, ANE, Baltic, ANE, Kattegat, ANE, Skagerrak, Halichoerus grypus (Fabricius, 1791), Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758

Geographical coverage
ANE, Baltic [Marine Regions]
ANE, Kattegat [Marine Regions]
ANE, Skagerrak [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1988 on [In Progress]
1998 - 2003

Taxonomic coverage
Halichoerus grypus (Fabricius, 1791) [WoRMS]
Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]

Contributors
Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, moredata manager
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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