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Baltic porpoise sightings 01-02
D. Gillespie, P. Berggren, S. Brown, I. Kuklik, C. Lacey, T. Lewis, J. Matthews, R. Mclanaghan, A. Moscrop & N. Tregenza. 2005. Relative abundance of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena). Journal of Cetacean Research and Managment: 7(1):51-57.
Contact: Moscrop, Anna

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Boat-based acoustic and visual surveys for harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) were conducted during the summers of 2001 and 2002 in order to investigate their distribution and relative abundance in the Baltic Sea, and to compare the results with the adjacent Kiel and Mecklenburg Bights and the Little Belt. Harbour porpoises are subject to year-round bycatch in gillnets and other fishing gear in these waters. This is of particular concern in the Baltic Sea where a survey carried out in 1995 indicated that the population is low and current levels of anthropogenic mortality are believed to be unsustainable.

Biology > Mammals
Marine/Coastal, Marine mammals, Porpoises, ANE, Baltic, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
ANE, Baltic [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 4,9265; MinLat: 53,369 - MaxLong: 14,5305; MaxLat: 55,3393 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
2001 - 2002

Taxonomic coverage
Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Marine Conservation Research Ltd., more
Moscrop, Anna
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), moredata owner

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Based on this dataset
Gillespie, D. et al. (2005). Relative abundance of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from acoustic and visual surveys of the Baltic Sea and adjacent waters during 2001 and 2002. J. Cetacean Res. Manage. 7(1): 51-57

Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2009-06-09
Information last updated: 2012-10-23
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