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Baltic porpoise sightings 01-02
Citation
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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Description
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.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, Marine mammals, Porpoises, ANE, Baltic, Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
ANE, Baltic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
2001 - 2002

Taxonomic coverage
Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Contributors
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), moredata owner
Marine Conservation Research Ltd., more

Related datasets
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Publication
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

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Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2009-06-09
Information last updated: 2012-10-23
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