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Baltic porpoise acoustic surveys 01-02
Contact: Moscrop, Anna

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Boat-based acoustic surveys for harbor porpoises in the Baltic Sea during the summers of 2001 and 2002. more

Boat-based acoustic surveys for harbor 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. Harbor 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, Acoustic surveys, ANE, Baltic, ANE, Kattegat, ANE, North Sea, ANE, Skagerrak, Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
ANE, Baltic [Marine Regions]
ANE, Kattegat [Marine Regions]
ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]
ANE, Skagerrak [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
2001 - 2002

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

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

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Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2011-04-06
Information last updated: 2022-08-10
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