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Cetacean coordinated transborder monitoring using ferries as platforms of observation off Tunisia 2013-2014 - Ketos
Letteri Tingali M. 2015. Cetacean coordinated transborder monitoring using ferries as platforms of observation off Tunisia 2013-2014 - Ketos. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP ( on yyyy-mm-dd.

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Within the framework of the ACCOBAMS agreement a partnership of Italian and Tunisian research bodies is investigating the presence of cetacean, 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

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 Ketos.

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.

Biology > Mammals
Marine, MED, Italy, Sicily, MED, Tunisia, Balaenoptera physalus, Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, 1758, Stenella coeruleoalba (Meyen, 1833), Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821)

Geographical coverage
MED, Italy, Sicily [Marine Regions]
MED, Tunisia [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
18 December 2013 - 18 December 2014

Taxonomic coverage
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Stenella coeruleoalba (Meyen, 1833) [WoRMS]
Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) [WoRMS]

Animal sightings, Occurrence of biota

Associazione Culturale Scientifica Ketos (KETOS), moredata creator

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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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