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Grey and Harbour Seal Usage Maps

doi: 
10.7489/1672-1

Please Note. The seal usage maps are currently being updated and so are currently not available on Marine Scotland Information. We will provide the updated versions as soon as they are ready. In the meantime, if you require any information on the maps, please contact Dr Kate Brookes, at [MS_Renewables@gov.scot]

The seal usage maps are currently being updated with a new version due for publication in spring 2017. Until then, the maps are available at http://www.smru.st-andrews.ac.uk/smrudownloader/uk_seal_usage_of_the_sea

The seal usage maps and report have been produced by SMRU as a deliverable of the Scottish Government Marine Mammal Scientific Support Research Programme (MMSS/001/11 ). The Maps are produced by looking at movement patterns from electronically tagged seals. The resulting patterns of usage are scaled to population levels using data collected in aerial survey counts at haul-out sites, to produce estimates of mean density (seals per 5 x 5 km grid cells).

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Citation: 
SMRU and Marine Scotland (2013) Grey and Harbour Seal Usage Maps 1991-2012. DOI: 10.7489/1672-1
FieldValue
Publisher
Modified Date
2016-11-25
Release Date
2016-01-12
Identifier
c7f089f6-20f6-424e-8ec2-975db4624ff9
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Scotland
Temporal Coverage
Tuesday, January 1, 1991 - 00:00 to Monday, December 31, 2012 - 00:00
License
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Granularity
5km resolution
Data Dictionary

Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) telemetry data from 1991-2011 and harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) telemetry data from 1991-2012 were combined with haul out count data from 1988-2012 to produce UK-wide maps by species of estimated usage and associated confidence intervals. The resulting data were converted to maps on the WGS84 UTM30N projection.

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Marine Scotland Science
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Public