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Aerial sightings of beluga in the Russian Arctic seas 2010
Solovyev, B. 2012. Aerial sightings of beluga in the Russian Arctic seas 2010. .
Contact: Solovyev, Boris ;

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The data on observation of white whales (<i>Delphinapterus leucas</i>) during the planned sailing of the research scientific ship "Mikhail Somov" (Arkhangelsk–Wrangel Island–Arkhangelsk) from September 6 to December 6 2010 are presented. The results obtained confirm and correct the existing ideas of the distribution of white whales and directions of their migrations in seas of the Russian Arctic. 


Original provider: Institute of Ecology and Evolution of Russian Academy of Sciences 

Dataset credits: Boris Solovyev, Institute of Ecology and Evolution of Russian Academy of Sciences Marine Mammal Council 

Supplemental information: Aerial surveys were conducted on board a helicopter based at he Scientific-Expedition Ship Mikhail Somov. The tracks represent those of the helicopter. Tracks were provided as summarized shapefiles and are not registered in the OBIS-SEAMAP database. Thus, spatial and temporal exploration of the tracks is not available online. Among them, the tracks on 2010-10-08 are not shown due to the technical issue.

Biology > Mammals
Marine/Coastal, Aircraft, Occurrence, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Delphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776)

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -178,447; MinLat: 66,4868 - MaxLong: 135,6256; MaxLat: 78,12 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
16 September 2010 - 29 November 2010

Taxonomic coverage
Delphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776) [WoRMS]

Russian Academy of Sciences; A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolutiondata owner
Solovyev, Boris
Duke University; Marine Geospatial Ecology Labdataset publisher

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

Based on this dataset
Solovyev, B.A. et al. (2011). Distribution of White Whales (Delphinapterus leucas) in seas of the Russian arctic based on results of the expedition on the ship "Mikhail Somov" in september-november, 2010. ZooL. Zh. = Russ. J. Zool. 90(11): 1398-1402

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Release date: 2021-04-23
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-13
Information last updated: 2023-04-20
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