Seals in the Wadden Sea

The seals are a vital part of the Wadden Sea ecosystem. Here, their development is considered an important indicator of the condition of the Wadden Sea, as lack of food, accumulation of environmental toxins, etc. affect the stock. And of course, it's a great experience to observe the seals in their natural environment. 

The seal, the largest predator in the Wadden Sea

The seals are the largest predator in the entire Wadden Sea, where they hunt fish and crayfish. The seal species, which is found in the Wadden Sea around Rømø, is mostly the small spotted seal weighing up to 130 kg, however, you can also be lucky to catch the sight of the large gray seal, which can weigh up to 300 kg, which makes it the largest predator in Denmark.

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Seals in the Wadden Sea

The seals in the Wadden Sea are very important for the ecosystem. They help keep the ecosystem in balance.

Spotted seals occur especially in coastal waters where there is abundant food and where there are undisturbed resting places such as islands, islets and sandbanks. There are some sandbanks in the Wadden Sea, which emerge during low tide from the coast of Rømø. Here the seals enjoy being warmed by the sun, and being undisturbed by boats and humans.

Here you can experience seals

Most seals stay in the sea, but use sandbanks and coastal areas as resting and breeding grounds. Therefore, one can be lucky to spot a seal from the land side. But remember: Seals are wild animals. 

Keep your distance and never touch a seal. For a baby seal, contact with humans means certain death, as the mother no longer accepts the baby.

Here you can be lucky to spot some seals:

  • Vidåslusen, here the seals sometimes come all the way to the lock chamber.
  • Rømø harbor
  • lonely beach areas

See a seal with guarantee ... almost always!

Spotting a seal can be a difficult task, and it always takes a lot of luck to be right there, where the seal is. 

If you want to be sure to experience a seal and even a lot of seals, then you can participate in a seal trip from Rømø with "Black Safari" as your guide. The trip goes with the Rømø-Sild ferry to the neighboring island Sild and from here with a small cutter out to a sandbank, where the seals stay often .