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Cetacean vessel-based surveys in the Kerch Strait in 2003

Data holding centreFlanders Marine Institute
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodAugust 2003
Geographical area

Kerch Strait. Surface of the sea along 35 tracklines in Ukrainian and Russian parts of the strait .


Cetacean abundance


(a) Study of accumulations, migrations and habitats of the Black Sea bottlenose dolphin in coastal waters of Russia and Ukraine (Afalina-2003); (b) Assessment of the state of Black/Azov Sea marine mammal populations listed in the Red Data Book of Ukraine (MS-2003). Sightings of cetaceans: harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena relicta) and bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus ponticus). On two fishing boats.

OriginatorsBREMA Laboratory

Krivokhizhin S.V. (2009) State of cetacean populations in the waters of Ukraine. PhD thesis, Institute of Biology of Southern Seas, Sevastopol, Ukraine. 228 p. (In Russian)., ; Birkun A.A., Jr. (2008) Tursiops truncatus ssp. ponticus. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. <>, ; Birkun A., Jr. (2008) The state of cetacean populations. Pp. 365-399 in: State of the Environment of the Black Sea: 2001-2006/7 (Ed. by T. Oguz). BSC Publ., Istanbul, Turkey, 448 p., ; Birkun A.A., Jr., Krivokhizhin S.V., Glazov D.M., Shpak O.V., Zanin A.V., Mukhametov L.M. (2004) Abundance estimates of cetaceans in coastal waters of the northern Black Sea: Results of boat surveys in August-October 2003. Pp.64-68 in: Marine Mammals of the Holarctic: Collection of Scientific Papers after the 3rd Internat. Conf. (Koktebel, Ukraine, 11-17 October 2004). Moscow, 609 p., ; Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Birkun A., Jr. (2010) Conserving whales, dolphins and porpoises in the Mediterranean and Black Seas: an ACCOBAMS status report, 2010. ACCOBAMS, Monaco. 212 p.,

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OrganisationFlanders Marine Institute
ContactLeen Vandepitte

Flanders Marine Institute
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Telephone+32 59 34 21 30
Facsimile+32 59 34 21 31
Collating centreInstitute of Biology of the Southern Seas, NAS of Ukraine
Local identifierIBSS21
Global identifier5758
Last revised2011-07-27