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SCANS II: Small Cetaceans in the European Atlantic and North Sea (SCANS II) - 2005
Contact: Hammond, Philip

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The objective of SCANS-II was to estimate small cetacean abundance in the North Sea and European Atlantic continental shelf waters, and to allow the assessment and management of bycatch and other anthropogenic threats through the development of improved methods for monitoring and a robust management framework, thus defining a clear course of action to allow populations to recover to and maintain favourable conservation status. The project followed the SCANS project in 1994 and provides an opportunity to observe how distribution and abundance has changed in the intervening decade. In addition to the area surveyed during SCANS-I, this project also covers continental shelf waters to the west of Britain, Ireland, France, Spain and Portugal. The northern boundary will be approximately 62° N and the southern limit will be the boundary of the region covered by the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS). To estimate absolute abundance, a combination of shipboard and aerial surveys was carried out in July 2005. Both visual and acoustic survey methods were used to detect cetaceans on the shipboard surveys.

Biology > Mammals
Marine/Coastal, Aerial surveys, Bycatches, ship, ANE, Biscay Bay, ANE, British Isles, ANE, Kattegat, ANE, North Sea, ANE, Skagerrak, Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804, Cetacea, Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, 1758, Globicephala melas (Traill, 1809), Grampus griseus (G. Cuvier, 1812), Lagenorhynchus albirostris Gray, 1846, Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758), Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758), Stenella coeruleoalba (Meyen, 1833), Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821)

Geographical coverage
ANE, Biscay Bay [Marine Regions]
ANE, British Isles [Marine Regions]
ANE, Kattegat [Marine Regions]
ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]
ANE, Skagerrak [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
June 2005 - July 2005

Taxonomic coverage
Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 [WoRMS]
Cetacea [WoRMS]
Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Globicephala melas (Traill, 1809) [WoRMS]
Grampus griseus (G. Cuvier, 1812) [WoRMS]
Lagenorhynchus albirostris Gray, 1846 [WoRMS]
Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Stenella coeruleoalba (Meyen, 1833) [WoRMS]
Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) [WoRMS]

University of St Andrews; Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU), moredata ownerdata creatordata creator
Hammond, Philip

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
Other relation:
SCANS I cetacean sightings 1994, more

Based on this dataset
(2006). Small Cetaceans in the European Atlantic and North Sea (SCANS-II). Life Project Final Report. Covering the project activities from 01.04.2004 to 31.12.2006. Sea Mammal Research Unit, Gatty Marine Laboratory, University of St Andrews: Fife. 54 pp.

Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2011-10-20
Information last updated: 2022-08-12
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