Seals - SMRU coordinated summer counts/distribution of Grey seals and Harbour seals (2011 to 2015)

What is it: 

There is an ongoing programme of summer, harbour seal moult surveys of the Scottish coast where in addition grey seal presence is recorded, commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage in collaboration with the Sea Mammal Research Unit at the University of St Andrews.

There are two layers displayed:

  1. Seals - SMRU coordinated summer counts of Harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in period 2011 to 2015 (SNH WMS)
  2. Seals - SMRU coordinated summer counts/distribution of Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) in period 2011 to 2015 (SNH WMS)

Surveys of harbour and grey seals are carried out annually in August.   The August 2015 survey completed the last round Scotland survey and covered:

  • Shetland
  • the south-east coast
  • the south-west coast
  • Moray Firth
  • Firth of Tay

 

 

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SMRU coordianted summer counts of Harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in period 2011 to 2015 © SMRU / Marine Scotland