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Harbour porpoises, white-beaked dolphins and minke whales in North Sea - Vessel Surveys
Citation
Weir, C.R., Stockin, K.A. and Pierce, G.J.. 2007. Spatial and temporal trends in the distribution of harbour porpoises, white-beaked dolphins and minke whales off Aberdeenshire (UK), north-western North Sea. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK: 87: 327-338. In: OBIS-SEAMAP . OBIS-SEAMAP, http://seamap.env.duke.edu/.
Contact: Ketos Ecology, more

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Description
dataset information available at http://seamap.env.duke.edu/datasets/detail/425 more

Spatial and temporal trends in the distribution of the harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena, white-beaked dolphin Lagenorhynchus albirostris, and minke whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata were assessed at a coastal North Sea study area in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Between March 1999 and October 2001, cetacean data were collected using both land- and vesselbased survey methods. A total of 174 sightings of these three cetacean species was recorded during approximately 330 h of combined survey effort (228 h land-based and 102 h vessel-based). The data were collected to analyse the distribution and seasonality of cetacean species in the region, in order to provide recommendations for their long-term conservation and management.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, Dolphins, Marine mammals, Porpoises, Whales, UK

Geographical coverage

Temporal coverage
1999 - 2001

Contributors
Ketos Ecology, moredata creator

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:
Weir, C.R. et al. (2007). Spatial and temporal trends in the distribution of harbour porpoises, white-beaked dolphins and minke whales off Aberdeenshire (UK), north-western North Sea. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. Spec. Issue 87(1): 327-338. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315407052721, more

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Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2009-06-09
Information last updated: 2011-04-07
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