Albinistic common seals ( Phoca vitulina ) and melanistic grey seals ( Halichoerus grypus ) rehabilitated in the Netherlands

@article{Osinga2010AlbinisticCS,
  title={Albinistic common seals ( Phoca vitulina ) and melanistic grey seals ( Halichoerus grypus ) rehabilitated in the Netherlands},
  author={Nynke Osinga and Pieter ‘t Hart and Pieter Vader},
  journal={Animal Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={60},
  pages={273-281}
}
The Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre (SRRC) in Pieterburen, The Netherlands, rehabilitates seals from the waters of the Wadden Sea, North Sea and Southwest Delta area. Incidental observations of albinism and melanism in common and grey seals are known from countries surrounding the North Sea. However, observations on colour aberrations have not been systematically recorded. To obtain the frequency of occurrence of these colour aberrations, we analysed data of all seals admitted to our… 
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