Germany’s Seal Population on the Rise After Coronavirus Restrictions Clear Beaches

Source: DW »

Gray seals in northern Germany have enjoyed a population boost, perhaps thanks to a lack of tourists this spring, a new report published on Friday showed.

In total, 7,649 seals were counted during spring on the Wadden Sea, an increase of 17% from the previous year, according to a report by the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS).

Many beaches in Germany and the Netherlands were off-limits from March to May as part of restrictions on public life put in…

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