Original provider: Cécile Vincent, Centre d’Études Biologiques de Chizé
Dataset credits: Cecile Vincent, CEBC (CNRS/La Rochelle University)
Purpose: Identification of individual movements and foraging areas of harbour seals
Ten harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) were captured in the Baie de Somme, Picardie (France) in October 2008 and fitted with Fastloc GPS/GSM tags (Sea Mammal Research Unit - SMRU, UK). The project was funded by the Région Poitou-Charentes. The study was conducted by Cecile Vincent at the University of La Rochelle (France) in collaboration with SMRU, Picardie Nature, PELAGIS (CNRS/La Rochelle University) and the Office national de la chasse de la faune sauvage (ONCFS). Seals were caught under licenses delivered by the French ministry of the environment.