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Jonian Dolphin Conservation di Taranto marine mammal sightings 2009-2011
Citation

Fanizza, C., Kot, C., 2011. Jonian Dolphin Conservation di Taranto marine mammal sightings 2009-2011. Jonian Dolphin Conservation (JDC).


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Description
Marine mammal sightings in a wide band of sea between Ginosa Marina and Taranto, between 2009 and 2011. more

Founded in 2009, the Jonian Dolphin Conservation (JDC) is a naturalistic association specializing in cetacean research, dolphin watching and educational programs. JDC has been studying the cetaceans of the Taranto coastal zone since April 2009. The research area is a wide band of sea between Ginosa Marina and Taranto. We work all year in the Ionian sea on a group of resident Striped Dolphin, and frequently we sight other species of cetaceans including Fin Whale, Risso's Dolphin and Bottlenose Dolphin. We've spent almost 400 hours at sea and 80 hours with cetaceans. The surveys were conducted aboard a rubber dinghy 8.20 meters, equipped for ocean navigation. Normally, we use two different types of navigation: free surveys (carried out without following predefined routes) and surveys along linear transect.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, Cetacea, Marine mammals, MED, Italy, Taranto Gulf, Cetacea

Geographical coverage
MED, Italy, Taranto Gulf Stations [Marine Regions]
Wide band of sea between Ginosa Marina and Taranto
Coordinates: MinLong: 16,88; MinLat: 40,34 - MaxLong: 17,18; MaxLat: 40,45 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
28 April 2009 - 17 November 2011

Taxonomic coverage
Cetacea [WoRMS]

Parameter
Animal sightings

Contributors
Jonian Dolphin Conservation, moredata provider

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Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-05-14
Information last updated: 2012-06-12
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