The data and resulting data products (tables, figures and maps) available on the indicator web page can be used freely given that the source is cited. The indicator should be cited as following:
HELCOM (2018) Reproductive status of seals. HELCOM core indicator report. Online. [Date Viewed], [Web link].
Result: Reproductive status of seals
Data: Reproductive status of seals
Initiatives have been taken to compile national data annually by the HELCOM Seal Expert Group. Much of Swedish and Finnish data have been merged. German and Polish data remain to be included.
The data collected and used in the indicator are based on national databases. The health team of the HELCOM seal expert group is given the responsibility to compile, store current national data, and investigate future arrangements for establishing a HELCOM database.