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More seals in the Wadden, but fewer seals in the Dutch part of the Wadden

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1 november 2012

Seal Count 2012: more seals than ever before in the Wadden Sea

Wadden Sea World Heritage: In 2012 the greatest number of Harbour and Grey seals since the beginning of the Wadden Sea-wide seal count in 1975 has been counted, informs the Trilateral Seal Expert group, consisting of experts from the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. This year’s results mark the ninth year of a continuous growth of the seal population in the trilateral Wadden Sea area since the great seal epidemic in 2002, in which more than half of the population died.

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