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CetSiBS: Cetacean sightings in the Black Sea, Sea of Azov and Kerch Strait
Citation
Cetacean sightings in the Black Sea, Sea of Azov and Kerch Strait (CetSiBS). 2011. Dataset assembled by A.Birkun, Jr. and S.Krivokhizhin. EMODNet.

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Description
Over 645 sightings of cetacean groups (of one and more individuals) have been recorded in the Black Sea, Azov Sea and Kerch Strait during the period from 1993 to 2010 inclusive. more

Most the data were obtained by means of special cetacean line transect aerial and vessel-based surveys conducted by trained observers. Some data were colllected during cetacean photo-identification studies. The dataset is accompanied with the estimated values of cetacean density and abundance. For the most recent 5 years of data collection, only presence data are made available, for data older than 5 years, abundance data is made available.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, Marine mammals, MED, Azov Sea, MED, Black Sea, MED, Black Sea, Kerch Strait, Cetacea, Delphinus delphis ponticus, Phocoena phocoena relicta, Tursiops truncatus ponticus

Geographical coverage
MED, Azov Sea [Marine Regions]
MED, Black Sea [Marine Regions]
MED, Black Sea, Kerch Strait [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
15 August 1993 - 21 September 2010

Taxonomic coverage
Cetacea [WoRMS]
Delphinus delphis ponticus Barabasch-Nikiforov, 1935 [WoRMS]
Phocoena phocoena relicta Abel, 1905 [WoRMS]
Tursiops truncatus ponticus Barabash-Nikiforov, 1940 [WoRMS]

Contributors
Brema Laboratory, moredata ownerdata managerdata provider

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
OBIS Ukraine: Ukrainian Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2010-11-03
Information last updated: 2013-08-07
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