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Record number 436984
Title Harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in Dutch inland waters: an overview of reported sightings and some first data on diet
Author(s) Verheyen, D.A.M.; Verdaat, J.P.; Ijzer, J.; Brasseur, S.M.J.M.; Leopold, M.F.
Source Lutra 55 (2012)2. - ISSN 0024-7634 - p. 89 - 99.
Department(s) IMARES Ecosystemen
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) phoca vitulina - zeehonden - binnenwateren - monitoring - voedingsgedrag - zuidwest-nederland - oosterschelde - seals - inland waters - feeding behaviour - south-west netherlands - eastern scheldt
Categories Marine Ecology
Abstract In the Netherlands, harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) inhabit all marine waters, including estuaries and the lower tidal parts of rivers. However, by damming most of the inland waters, these inland habitats became less accesible. Yet seals still venture inland, negotiating a range of man-made barriers. The seals move through devices that discharge water into the sea, or use shipping locks to reach inland waters
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