Wadden Sea harbour seals bear more pups than ever

The Wadden Sea harbour seal population remains stable, with 25,000-27,000 individuals counted yearly since 2012. 2018 has been yet another record year for pups, registering the highest count since 1975 with a total of 9,285 observed new-borns. These are the main findings of the report “Aerial surveys of Harbour Seals in the Wadden Sea in 2018”.

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