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SHARK - National Ringed seal monitoring in Sweden since 1995
Swedish Museum of Natural History, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (2018). SHARK - National Ringed seal monitoring in Sweden since 1995.
Contact: Sundqvist, Lisa

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Data from Swedish environmental monitoring of abundance of Ringed seal. Swedish monitoring of Ringed seals started in 1995. The monitoring program was initiated by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and later the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management took over the responsibility and financing of the program. 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 ringed seal is performed by counting seals in transects from airplane. More information is available in Swedish at

Biology > Mammals
Marine/Coastal, Air monitoring, Long-term monitoring, Marine mammals, Seals (animals), Top predators, ANE: Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Halichoerus grypus (Fabricius, 1791), Pusa hispida (Schreber, 1775)

Geographical coverage
ANE: Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 20,7555; MinLat: 63,1172 - MaxLong: 25,1954; MaxLat: 65,775 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
From 1995 on [In Progress]
1998 - 2004

Taxonomic coverage
Halichoerus grypus (Fabricius, 1791) [WoRMS]
Pusa hispida (Schreber, 1775) [WoRMS]

Sundqvist, Lisa, data creator

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: 2018-09-24
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