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The map shows the distribution of White whale. Latin: Delphinapterus leucas. White whales are found in most arctic and sub arctic waters, including the Arctic Ocean and its adjacent seas. However, their distribution is somewhat disjointed in that they are virtually nonexistent in the Greenland Sea. A small, southern population of white whales resides in the St Lawrence River in Canada. In Svalbard, white whales exhibit a tightly coastal distribution, never leaving the near-shore waters of the Archipelago.
The map shows the location and type of fixed gear (i.e. lines, nets and traps) with reference to time of setting. The map layer shows fishing facility positions reported to the Coast Guard Central (KVS) according to "Utøvelsesforskriften" e.g. Reporting when fishing with fixed gear and floating line. Vessels engaged in fishing with fixed gear and floating line north of 62 ° N outside the baselines, vessels engaged in net fishing for Greenland halibut north of 62 ° N and vessels engaged in net fishing for anglerfish shall report to the Coast Guard Central (tel. 07611) about: a) setting of the gear, and b) haul of gear at the end of fishing. The map shows the location and type of fixed gear with reference to the vessel and time of setting.
The map shows the distribution of bearded seal. The bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus), is one of the largest seals in the Norwegian Arctic. They occur mostly alone in the icy parts of the Barents Sea usually in drift ice, but are occationally observed downward along the Norwegian coast
The map shows the distribution of Harbour seal. Latin name: Phoca vitulina. Family: Phocidae. Distribution: Sub Arctic waters along the east and west coasts of both the North Atlantic and north Pacific. In Norway they occur in colonies along the Norwegian mainland coast and on Prins Karls Forland in Svalbard. The harbour seals occur mainly in nearshore areas that are protected against wave action.
The map shows the distribution of Greenland shark. Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) is a large shark in family Somniosidae that can be the size of the largest white sharks. It is the haisort in the world who live far north of the Arctic waters, especially in the seas between Greenland and Iceland, at 200-600 m depth
The map shows the distribution area of North East Arctic Saithe.
The map shows the distribution of the hooded seal. Hooded seals live primarily on drifting pack ice and in deep water in the Arctic Ocean and North Atlantic. They can be found on four distinct areas with pack ice: near Jan Mayen Island (northeast of Iceland); off Labrador and northeastern Newfoundland; the Gulf of St. Lawrence; and the Davis Strait. Latin: Cystophora cristata
The map shows the distribution of Ringed seal 80W - 80E Latin: Pusa hispida Ringed seals occur throughout the Arctic, north to the pole. In Svalbard, ringed seals breed on the land-fast ice in all of the fjords.
The map shows the distribution of Narwhal. Latin: Monodon monoceros The distribution of narwhal is largely confined to the North Atlantic region. They are most numerous in the eastern Canadian Arctic and along the coasts of Greenland. They also occur in the northern parts of Svalbard and the Franz Josef Land Archipelagos.
Met Norway's operational numerical wave model MyWaveWam is run on a 4 km grid covering Europe and the Arctic. The model is run twice daily with ECMWF and AROME atmospheric forcing to give forecasts to +66 hrs