Seal Survey 2018


Reference: OPP0006227

Activities: Environment, Surveying

Starts: 1 June 2018 to 31 October 2018

Closing Date: 30 May 2018

North Environment Team

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The Tees Barrage is a barrage across the River Tees just upriver of Blue House Point in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees in North East England.
It is used to control the flow of the river, preventing flooding and the effects of tidal change.
We are looking for volunteers to monitor the number of Grey and Harbour Seals present in the River at the Tees Barrage. This is to monitor the number of seals seen there and any fish predation that is occurring.
The survey will need carrying out for 1 hour once a day at various times. Volunteers can share the task. Some surveys are early in the morning, some in the middle of the day and others during the evening.
Ideally you’ll be able to give at least 10 hours of your time to give and gain the most from the task. The more surveys you can help with the more consistent the data will be. You will also need to be free to attend the training session on the 31st May at 2pm at the Tees Barrage.


This is a long running opportunity which helps feed into knowledge of seal populations within the wider Tees Estuary area. It is a rewarding activity, and is flexible enough to fit around work and study commitments. Volunteers will receive a copy of the yearly report their data has fed into.

Skills required

We are seeking local volunteers who are interested in wildlife, but no prior surveying skills are required as training is offered. Please contact Phillippa Baron, 01132816840 or, to book onto the training session on the 31st May.

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