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Data set name

Cetacean vessel-based surveys in the territorial waters of Ukraine and Russia in the Black Sea (2003)

Data holding centreFlanders Marine Institute
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodSeptember-October 2003
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Coastal waters of Russia and Ukraine. Surface of 12-mile-wide inshore area along the entire Black Sea coast of Ukraine and Russia.

Observations 
Parameters

Cetacean abundance

Description 
Summary

(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), common dolphins (Delphinus delphis ponticus) and bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus ponticus). On cruising yacht "Margo".

OriginatorsBREMA Laboratory
References

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., 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)., ; 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., ; Birkun A.A., Jr., Krivokhizhin S.V., Glazov D.M., Shpak O.V., Zanin A.V., Mukhametov L.M. (2004) New evidence of population decline: the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) remains the least abundant cetacean species in the Northen Black Sea. Abstr. 18th Ann. Conf. Europ. Cetacean Soc. (Kolmården, Sweden, 28-31 March 2004). Kolmården., ; 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., Frantzis A. (2008) 2008. Phocoena phocoena ssp. relicta. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. <www.iucnredlist.org>, ; Birkun A.A., Jr. (2008) Delphinus delphis ssp. ponticus. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. <www.iucnredlist.org>, ; Birkun A.A., Jr. (2008) Tursiops truncatus ssp. ponticus. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. <www.iucnredlist.org>, ; 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.,

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 identifierIBSS15
Global identifier5764
Last revised2011-07-27