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Seal Habitation in Northern Iceland Studied

The Institute of Freshwater Fisheries and the Icelandic Seal Center are currently conducting a twofold study of the local seal habitation by Vatnsnes peninsula in the Western Húnathing county in northern Iceland.


From Hvammstangi. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

In one of the studies researchers investigate the effects the seals have on the salmon population in estuaries; the second research study focuses its attention on the effects the presence of tourists has on the local seal population, reports.

Somewhere between 1,500 and 2,000 seals dwell on Vatnsnes and regular tourist excursions take place in the area, operated from Hvammstangi, where tourists travel by sea to seal habitations.


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