Category Archives: Personal Seal Sheets

Bingo

Bingo was born on December 20th  2010 at Helgoland. Sie was tagged with a green flipper tag and the number 539. In winter 2017 she was recognized among the other mother animals at the Dune of Helgoland. Most probably, that was her first pup, that she gave birth to and raised at Helgoland.

Name: Bingo
ID: 705
Flossenmarke: 539 green, right hind flipper
Geschlecht: female
Erste Sichtung:
20.12.2010
Letzte Sichtung:
17.12.2017
Besondere Merkmale:

Eliza

Eliza was born at Helgoland in winter 2012. On January 7th that year she was tagged with a green flipper tag number 705 into the right hind flipper. During spring 2014, she was recognized twice because of the tag number. After that she wasn’t seen for a long time. Only in winter 2018 was she identified by her individual fur pattern via Photo-ID. Like many other females she came back to her birthplace, to have a pup herself.

Name:  Eliza
ID: 1091
Flipper-tag: 705 green, right hind flipper
Sex: female
First record:
07.01.2013
Last record:
04.12.2018, Nordstrand
Miscancellous:

Emilia

Emilias striking features are the big white spots on each side of her neck, on her otherwise dark and quite uniform fur. The first time, she was recognized was January 14th 2005. But only in 2008, she had her first pup at the “Düne”. She might have already had pups elsewhere but since 2008 she regularly chooses the “Düne” to give birth and rear her pups. One of these pups was marked with a green flipper-tag with the number 517.

Name: Emilia
ID: 265
Flipper-tag:
Sex: female
First record:
14.01.2005
Last record:
09.04.2017, “Nordstrand West”
Miscancellous:

Raphaela

Raphaela already gave birth to least fife pups at the Düne. She always chose a place at the “Nordstrand Ost” close to the breakwaters. Two of her pups were marked with flipper-tags. In 2011 Raphaela had a female pup that was tagged with a green flipper-tag with the number 567. Her supposedly first pup was born in 2008 and got the flipper-tag number 407. This particular daughter was seen several times in spring. And we are curious, if she might have a pup herself at the Düne soon.

Name: Raphaela
ID: 267
Flipper-tag
Sex: female
Frist record: 14.01.2005
Last record: 18.12.2012
Miscancellous:

 

Bert

Bert was found as an orphaned pup on Sylt and subsequently admitted into the Seal Centre Friedrichskoog on December 18<sup>th</sup> 2013. For identification purposes, he was tagged in his left rear flipper with a red tag with the number 1063.

He was released on February 2<sup>nd</sup> 2014 and only few weeks later, on March 30<sup>th</sup> 2014, sighted at Helgoland. Since then, he has been spotted there regularly, taking a rest on the Düne

Name: Bert
ID: 1238
Flossenmarke: 1063 rot, linke Hinterflosse
Geschlecht: male
Erste Sichtung:
18.12.2013, Sylt
Letzte Sichtung:
26.04.2016, Helgoland
Besondere Merkmale: born at Sylt, admitted to the Seal Centre Friedrichskoog as abandoned pup

 

Blacky

Because of her very dark and uniform fur, Blacky could easily be mistaken as a male. However, a more thorough look at her reveals her many many spots that cover most of the otherwise typically light coloring of the fur. She was firstly seen in 2004 at a sandbank called “Jungnamensand” close to the Isle “Amrum” in the German Beight. In 2011 she gave birth to her first pup at the “Düne”.

Name: Blacky
ID: 173
Flipper-tag:
Sex: female
First record:
04.05.2004, “Jungnamensand, Amrum”
Last record:
19.01.2011, “Aade Süd”
Miscancellous:

Susi

Since 2004, Susi regularly visits the “Düne”. Not only can she be clearly identified by her coat pattern via Photo-ID but also because of her blinded right eye, which shimmers blueish-white. Howeer, for seals, blindess is not a big confinement, since under water, they meinly navigate through other senses. Susi already successfully gave birth and reared four pups at the “Düne”. Her first pup was marked with a green flipper-tag with the number 383.

Name: Susi
ID: 233
Flipper-tag:
Sex: female
First record:
16.04.2004
Last record:
07.01.2013, “Aade Nord”
Besondere Merkmale:  blind right eye

Heidi

Heidi has already had at least three pups at Helgoland. She prefers a spot at the South Beach, right between the big rocks of the moles, where her pup is always safe and sheltered.
She is also visiting Helgoland in spring for moult.
Heidi has got a pretty recognizable fur pattern. There is a particular eye-catching spot-formation on her left neck side, wich looks like a question mark. Even from a distance, this mark is easily spotted.

Name: Heidi
ID: 343
Flipper-tag:
Sex: weiblich
First record:
06.12.2008
Last record:
26.12.2012
Miscancellous:

Mya

Mya was born in winter 2007 at the “Düne”. Since then she can be seen there fairly regular during winter and summer. Even though she got a green flipper tag with the number 316 in her left hind flipper, the tag number can hardly be recognized anymore. But her fur pattern is easily assessed via Photo-ID. When she was five years old, she had her first pup at the “Düne”.

Name: Mya
ID: 325
Flipper-tag. 316 green, left hind flipper
Sex: female
First record:
21.01.2009
Last record:
09.04.2017; “Nordstrand West”
Besondere Merkmale:

 

Hildegard

Hildegard has an old scar, around her neck. Up until now, she was only seen in winter, whrer she already gave birth to five pups.

One of her daughters – Hermine- was recorded with a photo and was marked with a green flipper-tag with the number 516. Because of the tag and the photo, Hermine was clearly identified four years later.

Name: Hildegard
ID: 345
Flipper-tag:
Sex: female
First record:
06.12.2008
Last record:
25.11.2016, “Aade Nord”
Besondere Merkmale:  scar around neck