Cruise inventory

Song of the Whale 2013

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Song of the Whale (74ZG)
Cruise identifier2013
Cruise period2013-07-18 — 2013-07-26
ObjectivesThe project had several aims: to fill the significant remaining systematic survey 'gaps' for sperm whales in the Mediterranean; investigate the waters of the northern reaches of the Aegean Sea for the presence of harbour porpoises and, to provide data to help identify risks posed by shipping to cetaceans such as noise pollution and ship-strikes. As such, background noise measurements were routinely collected using a calibrated hydrophone. Furthermore, Automatic Identification System (AIS) data were recorded to enable shipping traffic density estimations to be derived.
Cruise reportSong of the Whale 2013 cruise report songofthewhale2013.pdf — access key 'C' (4.61 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralAegean Sea (The Archipelago) (Mediterranean Sea)