Our work with

Natural history

The museum’s natural history responsibilities include

● The Danish marine environment and the interrelationship between marine organisms and human activities
● The environment of the Wadden Sea
● Marine mammals in Danish waters


Part of our work with natural history is centred on the Wadden Sea and the organisms that inhabit it. You can meet these creatures in our aquarium and on our tours out on the Wadden Sea.
We are also concerned with marine mammals – via our seals and in our work as part of the National Contingency Plan for stranded marine mammals.

Can you tell the difference between a common seal and a grey seal?

Read more about the seals’ world here


The seals’ world

Seals have flourished in our sealarium since 1976.

In our sealarium you can meet the two species of seal native to Denmark: the common seal and the grey seal.

Besides being an attraction for our visitors, the seals are also an important element in our education and research.

Read more about the sealarium here

The Wadden Sea

The Wadden Sea is an enormous pantry, where resting seals, huge and accessible banks of shellfish and 12-15 million migratory birds attract visitors from near and far.

Lying in the shared territories of Denmark, Germany and Holland, with its 4700 km2 of sand- and mudflats, the Wadden Sea is the world’s biggest continuous tidal area of its kind. The Dutch, German and Danish areas have all been designated as UNESCO sites of World Heritage, and the Danish area comprises Denmark’s largest national park.


Read more about the Wadden Sea

The National Contingency Plan for stranded marine mammals

We are also part of the National Contingency Plan for stranded marine mammals.

Read more about the contingency plan here


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