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Cetacean ferry-based surveys in the Kerch Strait 1997

Data holding centreFlanders Marine Institute
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodFrom April to September 1997
Geographical area

Kerch Strait. Surface of the sea along the ferry route.


Cetacean abundance


Distribution of small cetaceans in the northern part of the Black Sea: Cetacean sightings in the Kerch Strait in 1997. Sightings of cetaceans: harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena relicta) and bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus ponticus). On ferryboats “Kerchensky-1”, “Kerchensky-2” and “Yeysk”.

OriginatorsBREMA Laboratory

Birkun A., Jr. (2002) Cetacean habitat loss and degradation in the Black Sea. In: Cetaceans of the Mediterranean and Black Seas: state of knowledge and conservation strategies. A report to the ACCOBAMS Secretariat (Ed. by G. Notarbartolo di Sciara). Monaco, Section 8, 19 p., ; Birkun A.A., Jr., Krivokhizhin S.V. (2001) Contemporary state of marine mammal populations in the Black and Azov Seas: National Report. Pp. 27-37 in: A.A. Birkun, Jr. et al. (Eds.), Marine mammals in the waters of Ukraine (Proc. Workshop on the research and conservation of Black Sea cetaceans and needs assessment for the accession of Ukraine to ACCOBAMS, Kiev, Ukraine, 30 March 2001). Andriivsky Publ. Center, Kiev, 44 p. (in Ukrainian)., ; Birkun A., Jr., Krivokhizhin S. (1998) Distribution of small cetaceans in the north part of the Black Sea: Cetacean strandings on Black Sea coast of the Crimea in 1989-1996 and cetacean sightings in the Kerch Strait in 1997: Report to CIESM. BREMA Laboratory, Simferopol, 67 p.,

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OrganisationFlanders Marine Institute
ContactLeen Vandepitte

Flanders Marine Institute
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Telephone+32 59 34 21 30
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Collating centreInstitute of Biology of the Southern Seas, NAS of Ukraine
Local identifierIBSS20
Global identifier5759
Last revised2011-07-27