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Study of young rehabilitated harbour seal in the north of France
Asso Chene. Study of young rehabilitated harbour seals in the north of France. In: OBIS-SEAMAP. OBIS-SEAMAP,

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The main purpose of this study is to know how a rehabilitated harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) reintegrates his natural habitat. CHENE is a rehabilitated center for all wildlife. Each year, we take care of harbors, useally young ones, coming from beach in the north of France (from Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel to Dunkerque). Generally these youngs arrive because of the separation from the mother just before weaning or because they cannot find sufficient food for their energy requierements just after it weaning. Others arrive because of injuries or deseases. It is important to know what happens to these animals after release. This study provides us information about their movement patterns and their behaviour. The tag gives us different kind of data : dive depths, dive durations and haultout.

Biology > Mammals
Marine/Coastal, land-sea mammals, Marine mammals, Seals (animals), ANE, English Channel, Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758

Geographical coverage
ANE, English Channel Stations [Marine Regions]
North France

Temporal coverage
2005 - 2009

Taxonomic coverage
Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]

Association Chene (CHENE), moredata owner

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2009-06-09
Information last updated: 2022-08-03
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