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Cetacean boat survey in the northwestern shelf area of the Black Sea in 2004

Data holding centreFlanders Marine Institute
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodSeptember 2004
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Northwestern shelf area of the Black Sea. Marine environment sampled - surface of the sea along three tracklines designed within the Exclusive Economic Zone of Ukraine in the northwestern Black Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Cetacean abundance

Description 
Summary

Sightings of cetaceans: harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena relicta), common dolphins (Delphinus delphis ponticus) and bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus ponticus). Project: Distribution, abundance and photo-identification of cetaceans in the northwestern shelf waters of the Black Sea (Afalina-2004). The project was implemented by the Brema Laboratory in collaboration with the Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of Science (Moscow) and with financial support from the Utrishsky Dolphinarium Ltd (Moscow). The preparation of survey was ensured in cooperation with L. Mukhametov. The observations of cetaceans have been conducted with assistance from O. Shpak, E. Nazarenko, A. Stanenis, E. Birkun and A. Zanin. On vessel: cruising yacht "Peter the Great"

OriginatorsBREMA Laboratory
References

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., ; 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., Jr (2006) Cetaceans (Cetacea). Pp. 314-332 in: Y.P. Zaitsev et al. (Eds.), The North-Western Black Sea: Biology and Ecology. Naukova Dumka, Kiev, 703 p. (In Russian)., Y.P. Zaitsev et al.

Data web sitehttp://bio.emodnet.eu/
Availability 
OrganisationFlanders Marine Institute
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactLeen Vandepitte
Address

Flanders Marine Institute
Wandelaarkaai 7
Oostende

8400
Belgium

Telephone+32 59 34 21 30
Facsimile+32 59 34 21 31
Emailinfo@vliz.be
Administration 
Collating centreInstitute of Biology of the Southern Seas, NAS of Ukraine
Local identifierIBSS13
Global identifier5766
Last revised2011-07-27