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BMM: The Belgian Marine Mammals Database (BMM)
Citation
Haelters, J., Jauniaux, T. (2019) The Belgian marine mammals database. https://marineinfo.org/id/dataset/5990
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Description
The marine mammals website (www.marinemammals.be) in its current form is the result of a long-standing collaboration between RBINS and the University of Liège and provides access to data from 50 years of marine mammal observations in Belgium. The database that backs it consists of two parts, i.e. observations and information on necropsied tissues and subsequent diagnoses on the cause of the death of the animal. The database records all stranding events in Belgium from recent years. The dataset provides the occurrences and associated data like putative circumstances and putative cause of death.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine/Coastal, Belgian part of the North Sea, Belgium coast, Sea mammals, Strandings, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Cetacea, Pinnipedia

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 0,2167; MinLat: 50,5167 - MaxLong: 4,8918; MaxLat: 52,5186 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
31 July 1945 - 25 June 2019

Taxonomic coverage
Cetacea [WoRMS]
Pinnipedia [WoRMS]

Parameters
Blubber thickness of biological entity specified elsewhere, Categorisation (as living or non-living) of biological entity specified elsewhere, Data collections, Development stage of biological entity specified elsewhere, Length of biological entity specified elsewhere, Likelihood category of death from fishing by-catch of biological entity specified elsewhere, Likelihood category of death from natural causes of biological entity specified elsewhere, Likelihood category of death from predation of biological entity specified elsewhere, Likelihood category of death from ship strike of biological entity specified elsewhere, Nutritional status category of biological entity specified elsewhere, Specimen decomposition stage code of biological entity specified elsewhere by classification according to Rowles et al (2001), Specimen weight of biological entity specified elsewhere

Contributors
Université de Liège; Faculté de Médecine Vétérinairedata creator
Jauniaux, Thierry
Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Operationele Directie Natuurlijk Milieu (OD Natuur)data creator
Haelters, Jan

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2018-07-20
Information last updated: 2019-08-06
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