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Mediterranean seabird surveys 99/00/02
Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA) MEDITS seabird surveys 1999 / 2000 / 2002. In: OBIS-SEAMAP . OBIS-SEAMAP,, 2006-04-03 21:45:19.565569-04, vector digital data.
Contact: Oro, Daniel ; Louzao, Maite

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Data of surveyed seabirds in the Western Mediterranean during the spring (May - June) of multiple years. more

Replicate springtime (May - June) vessel-based surveys in the western Mediterranean during standardized trawl surveys of the Spanish continental shelf and slope over three years (1999, 2000, 2002), provide broad-scale information on seabird distributions from the Strait of Gibraltar to Cape Creus. All observations were made by the same observer (Jose Maria Arcos) during 1999, 2000, and 2002 using standardized strip-transect techniques (Tasker et al. 1984) with specific adaptations to the study area. A 300 m strip-width transect band was used, counting at both sides of the vessel (i.e., surveying a 600 m band) when the conditions (light and wind) were appropriate. Snap-shot counts for flying birds were used. All birds observed during the surveys were recorded and aggregated into 10-minute bins. To study the distribution and oceanographic habitat of seabirds in the Western Mediterranean during the spring (May - June) of multiple years. Surveys were conducted onboard B/O Cornide de Saavedra research vessel, as part of the annual MEDITS trawl surveys, extending along the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula, from the Strait of Gibraltar in the southwest to Cape Creus in the northeast. Maite Louzao processed the at-sea data, as part of her Ph.D. dissertation, in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Oro, at the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA), in Mallorca, Spain.

Biology > Birds
Marine/Coastal, Cornide de Saavedra, Marine birds, research vessel, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Mediterranean Region, Aves

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -5,203; MinLat: 35,9313 - MaxLong: 3,5933; MaxLat: 42,4096 [WGS84]
Mediterranean Region [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
5 May 1999 - 13 June 2002

Taxonomic coverage
Aves [WoRMS]

Universitat de les Illes Balears; Instituto Mediterraneo de Estudios Avanzados (IMEDEA)data creator
Oro, Daniel
Louzao, Maite

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Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2009-06-09
Information last updated: 2022-08-02
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