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ME harbor and gray seals time series
Citation
Gilbert, J.R., G.T. Waring, K.M. Wynne, and N. Guldager. 2005. Changes in abundance of harbor seals in Maine, 1981-2001. Marine Mammal Science. 21(3):519-535

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Description
Data from a series of aerial surveys conducted between 1981 and 2001 of harbor and gray seal haul-out sites in Maine. more

Seal populations in the northwest Atlantic are thriving, yet few grant dollars go to seal projects in the northeast region. According to many researchers and managers in the region, the healthy state of stocks is exactly why we should be studying seals. Seal and human activities along the coast often result in conflicts, which will undoubtedly increase as the population and range of both seals and humans increase. The east coast of the United States lacks a management plan for seals. A problem that seriously impedes management is that managers do not know where the seals are and more specifically, where haul-out sites are. This atlas is designed to aid managers and researchers in the management and conservation of seals in the northwest Atlantic. The atlas and the data used to create the atlas can be accessed through OBIS-SEAMAP.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, A, North Atlantic, Pinnipedia

Geographical coverage
A, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
15 March 1981 - 4 June 2001

Taxonomic coverage
Pinnipedia [WoRMS]

Contributors
University of Maine, moredata owner
University of Maine; Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and, Conservation Biology, more

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Gilbert, J.R. et al. (2005). Changes in abundance of harbor seals in Maine, 1981–2001. Mar. Mamm. Sci. 21(3): 519-535. hdl.handle.net/10.1111/j.1748-7692.2005.tb01246.x, more

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Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-22
Information last updated: 2012-12-07
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