During the Great Seal Count the coastline of Vatnsnes and Heggstaðarnes in Húnaþing vestra is divided between staff of the Seal center and volunteers and together the group counts seals in the area. The coastline is divided into smaller areas (2-7km), so everyone can find a suitable distance. Afterwards you get a coffee and a cake at the Seal Center.
It is a great experience! Please register by e-mailing us: email@example.com or dial +354-451-2345.
The Great Seal Count is not suitable for children younger than 5 and kids between 5 and 15 years may only take part in the company of adults.
We got a pleasant visit from the students at Ásgarður kindergarten today. The kids stopped by on their walk in town and by the harbour. We are always happy to get visits from kids.
Come back soon kids 🙂
We congratulate Dr. Leah Burns, our head of tourism research department, for the publication of her book Engaging with animals, Interpretations of shared exixtance. Dr. Burns coauthors the book with Mandy Peterson.
More information on the book to be found here.
The Seal Center has been given a grant from the Ministry of Industries and Innovation for counting of harbour seal from air summer of 2014. The Seal Center applied for just over 20 million IKR for the project but got only 6 million. Therefore the method of counting has to be reevaluated and it will not be possible to do it the same way it was done in 2011. In some areas we will also test counting with an unmanned aerial vehicle to evaluate if UAV’s can be used for estimated the harbourseal population in the future.
Project manager is Sandra Granquist head of biology reasearch department and co project manager is Erlingur Hauksson marine biologist.
Recently the Seal Center received a generous gift from Marel. Marel amongst other things makes digital scales and sent us one for using in the museum to weigh the amount of fish a seal eats pr day. The new scale replaces an older on that has been broken for a while,
We thank Marel for their support.