Study of young rehabilitated harbour seal in the north of France (aggregated per 1-degree cell)

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Original provider: CHENE Dataset credits: Data provider Asso Chene Originating data center Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT) Project partner This study was enable because of the financial help of Haute-Normandie region, Seine-Maritime departement, french government with Haute-Normandie DIREN, and ExxonMobil.

La réalisation de cette étude a été rendue possible grâce au soutien fincancier de la région Haute-Nornmandie, le département de Seine-Maritime, le gouvernement français au travers de la DIREN Haute-Normandie et ExxonMobile Abstract: The main purpose of this study is to know how a rehabilitated harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) reintegrates his natural habitat.
CHENE is a rehabilitated center for all wildlife. Each year, we take care of harbors, useally young ones, coming from beach in the north of France (from Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel to Dunkerque). Generally these youngs arrive because of the separation from the mother just before weaning or because they cannot find sufficient food for their energy requierements just after it weaning. Others arrive because of injuries or deseases.
It is important to know what happene for these animals after release.
This study provides us information about their movement patterns and their behaviour. The tag gives us different kind of data : dive depths, dive durations and haultout.

L'objectif principal de cette étude est de connaître le devenir des phoques veaux-marins (Phoca vitulina) soignés, une fois de retour dans leur mileu naturel.
Le CHENE est un centre de sauvagarde de la faune sauvage. Chaque année nous accueillons des phoques, souvent des jeunes, provenant des plages de la côte nord de la France (de la Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel à Dunkerque).La pluspart du temps, les jeunes que nous accueillons arrivent au centre à cause d'une séparation prématurée d'avec la mère, avant le sevrage, ou à cause de difficultés à s'alimenter juste après le sevrage. Certains arrivent également suite à des contusions ou des maladies.

Il est important pour nous de savoir ce que deviennent ces animaux après leur lâcher. Cette étude nous apporte des informations sur leurs déplacements et aussi sur leur comportement. Les balises enregistrent différentes informations : profondeur et durée des plongées et le temps passé au sec. Supplemental information: Visit STAT's project page for additional information. This dataset is a summarized representation of the telemetry locations aggregated per species per 1-degree cell.

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Blaize C. 2021. Study of young rehabilitated harbour seal in the north of France. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/443) on yyyy-mm-dd originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=105).


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OBIS-SEAMAP Dataset Page http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/443 UTF-8 Interactive map
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STAT Project Page http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=105 UTF-8 Original web site


Christine Blaize
  • Owner
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Primary contact
  • Metadata Provider
  • Distributor
Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University
A328 LSRC building
27708 Durham
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [45.873, -8.466], North East [51.307, 2.569]

Taxonomic Coverage

Scientific names are based on the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

Species Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2005-10-28 / 2009-01-12

Project Data

No Description available

Title Study of young rehabilitated harbour seal in the north of France (aggregated per 1-degree cell)
Funding NA

The personnel involved in the project:

Christine Blaize
  • Owner

Sampling Methods


Study Extent NA

Method step description:

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Collection Data

Collection Name zd_443
Collection Identifier zd_443
Parent Collection Identifier OBIS-SEAMAP

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Purpose Not available
Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.env.duke.edu/resource?r=zd_443_1deg