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Review of analytical approaches for identifying usage and foraging areas at sea for harbour seals 2017

Marine JNCC Publications 0963-8091 Evidence Habitats Directive JNCC report series Mammals Marine Marine Habitat Mapping Marine Habitats Species UK UK Species 602

Abstract

This report describes an analytical approach used to estimate synoptic UK harbour seal at sea usage, based on telemetry-derived movement data and on terrestrial haul-out surveys.

Summary

The purpose of this report is to build upon the outputs of work undertaken by the Sea Mammal Research Unit funded by the Department of Energy and Climatic Change and the Scottish Government, in order to draw these strands of work together with the aim of identifying whether discrete and persistent foraging areas for harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) can be identified in the UK marine area.

An example of ongoing studies into the identification of harbour seal foraging areas is presented for The Wash.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2017·01·01

Citation
Jones, E.L., Smout, S., Russell, D.J.F., Pinn, E.H. & McConnell, B.J. (2017). Review of analytical approaches for identifying usage and foraging areas at sea for harbour seals. JNCC Report No. 602. JNCC, Peterborough. ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This report has been undertaken as a contribution to considering the scientific reserve for harbour seal feeding areas at sea.

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·07·09

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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