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Baltic porpoise sightings 01-02
D. Gillespie, P. Berggren, S. Brown, I. Kuklik, C. Lacey, T. Lewis, J. Matthews, R. Mclanaghan, A. Moscrop & N. Tregenza. 2005. Relative abundance of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena). Journal of Cetacean Research and Managment: 7(1):51-57.
Contact: Moscrop, Anna
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Dataset information available at http://seamap.env.duke.edu/datasets/detail/344 more
Boat-based acoustic and visual surveys for harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) were conducted during the summers of 2001 and 2002 in order to investigate their distribution and relative abundance in the Baltic Sea, and to compare the results with the adjacent Kiel and Mecklenburg Bights and the Little Belt. Harbour porpoises are subject to year-round bycatch in gillnets and other fishing gear in these waters. This is of particular concern in the Baltic Sea where a survey carried out in 1995 indicated that the population is low and current levels of anthropogenic mortality are believed to be unsustainable.
Biology > Mammals
Marine, Marine mammals, Porpoises, ANE, Baltic, Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758)
ANE, Baltic [Marine Regions]
2001 - 2002
Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Based on this dataset:
Gillespie, D. et al. (2005). Relative abundance of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from acoustic and visual surveys of the Baltic Sea and adjacent waters during 2001 and 2002. J. Cetacean Res. Manage. 7(1): 51-57, more
Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2009-06-09
Information last updated: 2012-10-23