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Cetacean coordinated transborder monitoring using ferries as platforms of observation off Tunisia 2013-2014 - Atutax
Citation
Aissi M. 2015. Cetacean coordinated transborder monitoring using ferries as platforms of observation off Tunisia 2013-2014 - Atutax. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1263) on yyyy-mm-dd.
Contact: Aissi, Mehdi

Access data
Archived data
Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Description
Within the framework of the ACCOBAMS agreement, a partnership of Italian and Tunisian research bodies is investigating the presence of cetaceans, and the relationship with maritime traffic, within the region comprise among Tunisia-Sicily-Sardinia considered a critical habitat for cetacean species. To be able to systematically investigate the region, especially in high sea areas and all year round, ferries are used as platform of observations. Floating marine litter is experimentally investigated more

[2015-10-16] 24 new sightings from 2013-09-28 to 2015-05-17 were added.

The original data provided by ITUCRE include data owned by Atutax and Ketos, which is indicated in the data_owner column. Upon provider's request, the data are split into two datasets based on the ownership and this dataset includes those owned by Atutax.

Twenty unidentified sightings were removed from the original data upon provider's request.

A few sightings observed D.delphis and S.coeruleoalba together. Such sightings are split into two records, one for each species. The notes column mentions this processing.


Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, MED, Tunisia, Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758), Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758), Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758, Stenella coeruleoalba (Meyen, 1833), Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821), Ziphius cavirostris Cuvier, 1823

Geographical coverage
MED, Tunisia [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
28 September 2013 - 17 May 2015

Taxonomic coverage
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Stenella coeruleoalba (Meyen, 1833) [WoRMS]
Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) [WoRMS]
Ziphius cavirostris Cuvier, 1823 [WoRMS]

Parameters
Animal sightings, Occurrence of biota

Contributors
L'Association Tunisienne de Taxonomie (ATUTAX), moredata creator

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

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-05-26
Information last updated: 2016-05-31
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