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CET_OCCU_2019: Data on cetacean occurrence collected during the project "EMBLAS-Plus, Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea - Selected Measures", 2019
Citation
Vishnyakova, K., Gladilina, E. , Gol'din, P., Ivanchikova, J., Neprokin, O., Komorin, V.; Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea (UkrSCES); (2020): Data on cetacean occurrence collected during the project "EMBLAS-Plus, Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea - Selected Measures", 2019


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Description
The dataset contains information collected within the EMBLAS-Plus Project on the occurrence of the cetaceans in the north-western part of the Black Sea including photo identification surveys and linear-transect surveys of density and abundance during summer-autumn 2019 more

Data collected within the EMBLAS-Plus "EU-UNDP Project 'Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea' (EMBLAS-II)" (http://emblasproject.org/). EMBLAS-Plus is co-financed by the European Commission (EC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project implementation started on 1 April 2014 and ended on 31 May 2018, having the total duration of 50 months. The EMBLAS project is addressing the overall need for support in protection and restoring the environmental quality and sustainability of the Black Sea. The specific objectives are as follows: Improve availability and quality of Black Sea environmental data in line with the MSFD and Black Sea Strategic Action Plan (2009) needs; Improve partner countries' ability to perform marine environmental monitoring along MSFD principles, taking into account the Black Sea Diagnostic Report II recommendations on capacity building. Cetacean occurrence data was collected to implement the Programme of the cetacean monitoring of the Ukrainian territorial waters in the north-western part of the Black Sea on the following work packages (WP): WP2. Assessment of distribution, abundance and density of marine mammals in the territorial waters of Ukraine. WP3. Assessment of distribution, abundance and density of marine mammals in coastal waters. In the framework of the Project EMBLAS-Plus, Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea - Selected Measures, 2 studies were performed in the summer and autumn of 2019: linear transect ship-based survey in the territorial waters of the north-western Black Sea and a series of dolphin photo-identification activities in order to obtain data for WP2 and WP3 respectively. Linear transect surveys was designed according to standard principles of distance sampling (Buckland, 2004; Buckland et al., 2001). Total 564 km of effort of 14 transects was covered the area of 13,000 km2. Data obtained in the WP2 are stored using the Data Collection Template (DCT). During the photo-identification study of local coastal dolphin groupings each dolphin was photographed from both sides, captured dorsal fins were classified and catalogued (Würsig & Jefferson, 1990, Wilson et al., 1999; Urian et al., 2015). In total, there were 15 days of photo-identification effort, including waters north-east, east to the Danube delta, near the Zmiinij Island, waters of the Dzharylgach Island, Odesa Gulf, waters near the Kinburn and Tendra Spits.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, Biological monitoring, Biological sampling, MED, Black Sea, Delphinus delphis ponticus Barabasch-Nikiforov, 1935, Phocoena phocoena relicta Abel, 1905, Tursiops truncatus ponticus Barabash-Nikiforov, 1940

Geographical coverage
MED, Black Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
24 May 2019 - 8 September 2019

Taxonomic coverage
Delphinus delphis ponticus Barabasch-Nikiforov, 1935 [WoRMS]
Phocoena phocoena relicta Abel, 1905 [WoRMS]
Tursiops truncatus ponticus Barabash-Nikiforov, 1940 [WoRMS]

Contributors
Ukrainian scientific center of Ecology of Sea (UkrSCES), moredata creator

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2020-05-19
Information last updated: 2020-05-19
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