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Cetacean distribution around Mayotte Island

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Description
This dataset gathers 434 cetacean sightings around the Mozambique Channel island of Mayotte (France). These data were systematically collected during surveys having various objectives (small cetaceans, humpback whales). It includes 18 species, including the dugong, the humpback whale, beaked whales (2 species), sperm whales (3 species) and 11 delphinids. Effort data will be appended later.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, ISW, Indian Ocean, Cetacea, Grampus griseus, Kogia breviceps, Megaptera novaeangliae, Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758, Pseudorca crassidens, Sousa chinensis, Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821)

Geographical coverage
ISW, Indian Ocean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
31 July 2004 - 23 June 2006

Taxonomic coverage
Cetacea [WoRMS]
Grampus griseus (G. Cuvier, 1812) [WoRMS]
Kogia breviceps (de Blainville, 1838) [WoRMS]
Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) [WoRMS]
Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Pseudorca crassidens (Owen, 1846) [WoRMS]
Sousa chinensis (Osbeck, 1765) [WoRMS]
Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) [WoRMS]

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Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-29
Information last updated: 2012-11-29
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