WoRMS source details

Stienen, E.W.M.; Van Waeyenberge, J.; Kuijken, E. (2003). Zeezoogdieren in Belgisch mariene wateren [Marine mammals in Belgian marine waters]. Rapport Instituut voor Natuurbehoud, A.2003.152. Instituut voor Natuurbehoud: Brussel, Belgium. 15 pp.
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Baltic sea for Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846) 
Baltic sea for Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Bay of the Wash for Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Halichoerus grypus (Fabricius, 1791) 
Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone for Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846) 
Black Sea for Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758) 
British Isles for Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846) 
Danish Exclusive Economic Zone for Halichoerus grypus (Fabricius, 1791) 
Delta area for Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758 
Dutch Exclusive Economic Zone for Halichoerus grypus (Fabricius, 1791) 
Dutch Exclusive Economic Zone for Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846) 
Faeroes for Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846) 
Flemish Banks for Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758 
French Exclusive Economic Zone [Atlantic part] for Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846) 
German Exclusive Economic Zone for Halichoerus grypus (Fabricius, 1791) 
Greenlandic Exclusive Economic Zone for Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846) 
Hebrides for Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846) 
Icelandic Exclusive Economic Zone for Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846) 
Kara Sea for Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Kattegat for Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846) 
Mediterranean Sea for Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846)  (inaccurate)
Mediterranean Sea for Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Nieuwpoort for Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758 
North Coast of France for Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758 
North Sea for Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846) 
North Sea for Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Norwegian Exclusive Economic Zone for Halichoerus grypus (Fabricius, 1791) 
Norwegian Exclusive Economic Zone for Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846) 
Orkney for Halichoerus grypus (Fabricius, 1791) 
Orkney for Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846) 
Scotland for Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846) 
Senegalese Exclusive Economic Zone for Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Shetlands for Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846) 
Skagerrak for Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846) 
Spanish Exclusive Economic Zone [Atlantic part] for Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846) 
Wadden Sea for Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758 
Zeeland for Halichoerus grypus (Fabricius, 1791) 
 Biology

Grey seals breed during winter. They are less shy and more curious than the harbour seal. Young, grey seals must ... [details]

 Biology

Harbour porpoises live either solitarily or in groups, normally of three to five individuals, although sometimes ... [details]

 Biology

Harbour seals are good swimmers. The pinipeds serve as rudder. The body and back pinnipeds cause propulsion. The ... [details]

 Biology

White-beaked dolphins feed on living, benthic, shallow water fish. Their food varies according to the region and ... [details]

 Introduction
 for Mammalia

Regarding the four indigenous marine mammals of the Belgian Continental Shelf, the harbour porpoise is the most ... [details]

 Morphology

Grey seal males attain 1.7 m in length and a weight of 120 kilos, whereas females are smaller reaching just 1.5 m ... [details]

 Morphology

Harbour seals can reach up to 1.6 m in length and weigh about 120 kilos. Their colour varies from grey to brown ... [details]

 Morphology

The head is blunt. Depending on the light, the back may appear black, grey or brown). The flanks are grey and the ... [details]

 Morphology

White-beaked dolphins are rather large, robust dolphins. The back is dark grey and black, with a lighter ... [details]