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Strandings and sightings database for the North sea and Scheldt estuary [Zeezoogdieren Databank voor Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium]
Contact: Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium (IRScNB/KBIN-BMM), more

Access data
Availability: Restricted
The data are withheld from general circulation and disclosure but access may be obtained on a case-by-case basis through negotiation

Notes: Release with permission of the appropriate parties

Description
a database containing up-to-date details of seals, whales and turtles observed and stranded in the North Sea and the Scheldt estuary more

MUMM keeps a database containing up-to-date details of seals, whales and turtles observed and stranded. This database goes back to the middle ages, with some historical data on stranded whales. Information on observations and stranded sea mammals is important to determine the population these animals and how they are developing. Data were gathered by MUMM/KBIN in cooperation with different persons and institutions like Sea Life Blankenberge, J. Van Gompel, VLIZ, Institute of Nature Conservation, AMINAL, Bird Rescue Center Oostende and local authorities.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Mammals, Biology > Reptiles
Keywords:
Marine, Mammals (marine), Sea turtles, Sightings, Stranding, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, ANE, North Sea, Southern Bight, Belgium, Zeeschelde, Cryptodira, Mammalia

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde [Marine Regions]
ANE, North Sea, Southern Bight [Marine Regions]
Belgium, Zeeschelde [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
19 January 2001 - 2007

Taxonomic coverage
Cryptodira [WoRMS]
Mammalia [WoRMS]

Parameters
Animal sightings, Bycatch, Releases of marine mammals, Strandings

Contributors
Institute of Nature Conservation and Biodiversity (ICN), moredata creator
Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Operationele Directie Natuurlijk Milieu; Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium (BMM), moredata managerdata creator
Marien Ecologisch Centrum vzw (MEC), moredata creator
Sea Life Marine Park (Sea Life), moredata creator
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Administratie Milieu,- Natuur-, Land- en Waterbeheer (LNE), moredata creator
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata creator

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2004-06-23
Information last updated: 2010-10-20
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