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SHARK - National environmental monitoring of Harbour seal in Sweden since 1988
Swedish Museum of Natural History, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (2022). SHARK - National environmental monitoring of Harbour seal in Sweden since 1988.

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The national monitoring program was initiated by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and is now financed by the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management. 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 seals is performed by counting seals from land, ship or airplane. More information is available in Swedish at

Biology > Mammals
Marine/Coastal, aeroplane, Air monitoring, land or seafloor, Long-term monitoring, ship, Top predators, ANE, Baltic, Baltic Proper, ANE, Kattegat, ANE, Skagerrak, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Halichoerus grypus (Fabricius, 1791), Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758

Geographical coverage
ANE, Baltic, Baltic Proper [Marine Regions]
ANE, Kattegat [Marine Regions]
ANE, Skagerrak [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 10,7985; MinLat: 55,3615 - MaxLong: 16,9416; MaxLat: 59,002 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
22 August 1988 - 19 August 2020

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

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Related datasets
Parent dataset:
SHARK: Marine biological data of Sweden
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2010-07-08
Information last updated: 2022-08-11
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