In the past few months, were in the Baltic sea off Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania have been counted hundreds of seals. The rich food supply and the cold in the Northern Baltic sea had lured the animals to the coast.

in Addition, have been documented in 2018 and the first births of seal pups on the coast of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania after more than a hundred years. Four grey seals in the white Lanugofell have been spotted – the fur of the animals wear after the birth only a few weeks.

experts of the German sea Museum show, you can expect more births in the new year. The Maritime Museum wants to prepare coastal communities with training.

The white young animals are not sufficiently insulated the heat in the water to stop. It is important, therefore, in the case of the sighting of a baby seals section of the affected beach in a radius of about 100 meters temporarily shut off, says seal expert and marine biologist Linda Westphal from the German marine Museum. This is the only way to save the young animals on the heavily trafficked Baltic sea coast, the Survival in the first sensitive weeks.

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“We want to establish a network, so that the seal young animals can be nursed in their first weeks of life, largely undisturbed and raised,” says Linda Westphal.

In the year average lived usually to a maximum of 30 seals permanently in the waters of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Their existence is threatened: In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the dead grey seals on the coast washed.

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