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Spatial distributions between UK grey & harbour seal populations

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Mapping the distribution of marine mammals is of increasing importance both in terms of policy and legislation and commercial interests. Spatial planning techniques are being implemented to inform policy on the placement of marine protected areas, and marine renewable development applications, such as for wind farms and tidal turbines are required to provide Environment Impact Assessments on the abundance and distribution of marine mammals.
We use fine-scale telemetry and aerial survey data to present population-level grey and harbour seal spatial distributions with confidence intervals, over the whole of the UK, utilising data collected over 15 years. Data poor regions are dealt with by producing null usage maps derived from telemetry data and accessibility maps. Positional, individual and within haul-out uncertainty are accounted for and the comparative distributions show interspecific spatial competition.
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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2012
EventInternational Statistical Ecology Conference - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 3 Jul 20126 Jul 2012

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ConferenceInternational Statistical Ecology Conference
CountryNorway
CityOslo
Period3/07/126/07/12

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