Senckenbergiana maritima

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 143-146

First online:

Grey seals — a homecoming species in the Wadden Sea

  • Richard CzeckAffiliated withNational Park Administration Wadden Sea of Lower Saxony Email author 
  • , Maike PaulAffiliated withNational Oceanography Centre Southampton, European Way

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A new breeding colony of grey seals has established itself in the Wadden Sea on the Kachelotplate west of the island of Juist. A first summary of survey results is given and the situation is assessed with focus on the present state of grey seals in the Wadden Sea region.


Halichoerus grypus grey seal Wadden Sea Lower Saxony Kachelotplate