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Cetacean boat survey in the southeastern Black Sea in 2005

Data holding centreFlanders Marine Institute
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodJanuary 2005
Geographical area

Coastal waters of the southeastern Black Sea. Surface of the sea along 8 tracklines designed as zigzag in the 12-mile-wide territorial waters of Georgia, to the south of Cape Anaklia.


Cetacean abundance


Assessment of cetacean distribution and abundance in coastal waters of the southeastern Black Sea (Afalina-2005). Sightings of cetaceans: harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena relicta) and common dolphin (Delphinus delphis ponticus). On motor boat "Eco-Dolphin".

OriginatorsBREMA Laboratory

Birkun A.A., Jr., Frantzis A. (2008) Phocoena phocoena ssp. relicta. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. <>, ; Birkun A.A., Jr. (2008) Delphinus delphis 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., Jr., Krivokhizhin S., Komakhidze A., Mukhametov L., Shpak O., Goradze I., Komakhidze G., Kryukova A. (2006) Wintering concentration of Black Sea cetaceans off the Crimean and Caucasian coasts. P.203 in: Abstr. 20th Annual Conf. of the European Cetacean Society (Gdynia, 2-7 April 2006). ECS, Gdynia, 244pp., ; 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 identifierIBSS14
Global identifier5765
Last revised2011-07-27