Haulout behaviour of High Arctic harbour seals (Phoca vitulina vitulina) in Svalbard, Norway

@article{Reder2003HauloutBO,
  title={Haulout behaviour of High Arctic harbour seals (Phoca vitulina vitulina) in Svalbard, Norway},
  author={Stefan Reder and Christian Lydersen and Walter Arnold and Kit M. Kovacs},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={27},
  pages={6-16}
}
Haulout behaviour of harbour seals, living at the northern limit of their distributional range on Svalbard, Norway, was investigated from June to August 2000 using a combination of low-tide counts performed during boat surveys, hourly counts through 12- or 24-h cycles at specific haulout sites, and telemetric data from 37 VHF-tagged seals. The largest aggregations of seals were found at Skarvnes, a site where numbers increased steadily through the summer, reaching a peak during the moulting… 

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