Netting and conventional tagging used to study movements of ringed seals (Phoca hispida) in Greenland

  • Finn O Kapel Skovvænget 10 A, DK-2970 Hørsholm
  • Jens Christiansen Marine Identification Agency
  • Mads Peter Heide-Jørgensen Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, c/o National Environmental Research Institute, Department of Arctic Environment, Tagensvej 135, DK-2200 København N
  • Tero Härkönen Höga 160, S-442 73 Kärna
  • Erik W Born Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, c/o National Environmental Research Institute, Department of Arctic Environment, Tagensvej 135, DK-2200 København N
  • Lars Øivind Knutsen Ö. Löa, Pl 8229 b, S-7I4 94 Kopparberg
  • Frank Riget National Environmental Research Institute, Department of Arctic Environment, Tagensvej 135, DK-2200 København N
  • Jonas Teilmann DanbiuApS, Tornagervej 2, DK-2920 Charlottenlund
Keywords: ringed seals, Phoca hispida, Greenland, mark-recapture, tagging, movements

Abstract

Seven studies of netting and tagging of ringed seals (Phoca hispida) in Greenland 1976-1997 are described. The areas of operation were: northern part of the Upernavik area (Northwest Greenland), Kong Oscars Fjord (Northeast Greenland), and Avanersuaq (Thule, North Greenland). Altogether, 135 seals were caught, of which 99 were tagged and released with Dalton Jumbo rototags. Recapture of 38 tagged seals has been reported to date. The recaptures demonstrate movements of ringed seals in Greenland of more than 100km within districts, as well as long-distance movements
of more than 1000km from the site of release.

Published
1998-06-12
How to Cite
Kapel, F. O., Christiansen, J., Heide-Jørgensen, M. P., Härkönen, T., Born, E. W., Knutsen, L. Øivind, Riget, F., & Teilmann, J. (1998). Netting and conventional tagging used to study movements of ringed seals (<i>Phoca hispida</i>) in Greenland. NAMMCO Scientific Publications, 1, 211-228. https://doi.org/10.7557/3.2990

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