In August 2020, 28,352 harbour seals were counted in the Danish-Dutch-German Wadden Sea and Helgoland. This is the highest count yet recorded since 1975.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the ISWSS15 will now take place on 30 November to 3 December 2021.
On 16 October 1990, 30 years ago today, the Agreement on the Conservation of Seals in the Wadden Sea, or Wadden Sea Seals Agreement (WSSA), was signed.
On 15 September 2020, the “Trilateral Programming Committee – Wadden Sea Research”, or TPC-WSR, met for the first time in a hybrid meeting in Hamburg (physical & online).
In the framework of the Swimway Vision and Action Programme, the ad-hoc Working Group SWIMWAY and CWSS have now published an overview of existing programmes.
The 2020 spring count of moulting grey seals in the Wadden Sea shows an increase of numbers in comparison to the previous year.