Seal researchers sound the alarm – over 2000 seals are missing in Stockholm's outer archipelago

20 June, 2020

Seal researchers are now concerned that there are fewer grey seals in the Stockholm archipelago. A contributing factor may be the new licensed hunting scheme introduced this year. But also that poaching in the area may have scared the seals into seeking new locations. – It’s usually like looking straight into a beehive. Seals are everywhere so that the rocks are barely visible, but now it’s empty, says Olle Karlsson, seal researcher at the Swedish Museum of Natural History.

Reportage: Johan Candert
Photo: Simon Stanford och Jeppe Gustafsson/TT Nyhetsbyrån
Editor: Kajsa Grandell

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