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Aerial sightings of beluga in the Russian Arctic seas 2010
Citation
Solovyev, B.A., N.G. Platonov, D.M. Glazov, O.V. Shpak and V.V. Rozhnov. 2011. Distribution of white whales (Delphinapterus leucas) in Seas of the Russian Arctic based on results of the expedition on the ship. Zoological Journal. 90(11):1398-1402

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Description
Observation data of white whales (Delphinapterus leucas) from September 6 to December 6 2010 in seas of the Russian Arctic. more

The observation data of white whales (Delphinapterus leucas) during the planned sailing of the research scientific ship "Mikhail Somov" (Arkhangelsk - Wrangel Island - Arkhangelsk) from September 6 to December 6 2010 are presented. The results obtained confirm and correct the existing ideas of the distribution of white whales and directions of their migrations in seas of the Russian Arctic. Aerial surveys were conducted on board a helicopter based at he Scientific-Expedition Ship Mikhail Somov. The tracks represent those of the helicopter. Tracks were provided as summarized shapefiles and are not registered in the OBIS-SEAMAP database. Thus, spatial and temporal exploration of the tracks is not available online. Among them, the tracks on 2010-10-08 are not shown due to the technical issue.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, Delphinapterus leucas

Temporal coverage
16 September 2010 - 29 November 2010

Taxonomic coverage
Delphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776) [WoRMS]

Contributors
Russian Academy of Sciences; A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, moredata owner

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Solovyev, B.A. et al. (2011). Distribution of White Whales (Delphinapterus leucas) in seas of the Russian arctic based on results of the expedition on the ship "Mikhail Somov" in september-november, 2010. ZooL. Zh. = Russ. J. Zool. 90(11): 1398-1402, more

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Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-13
Information last updated: 2013-04-25
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