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GAIA_ADRION_FLT Network-ANPA_2014-2018: Adriatic and Ionian Sea mega-fauna monitoring employing ferry as platform of observation along the Ancona-Igoumenitsa-Patras lane, from December 2014 to December 2018
Azzolin, M; - Gaia Research Institute Onlus, Italy (2020): Adriatic and Ionian Sea mega-fauna monitoring employing ferry as platform of observation along the Ancona-Igoumenitsa-Patras lane, from December 2014 to December 2018.

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In December 2014 Gaia Research Institute Onlus started a systematic survey of mega-fauna in the Adriatic and Ionian Sea Region, employing ferry as a platform of observation, along the Ancona - Patra (ANPA) lane. Monitoring activity is part of the Fixed Line Transect Mediterranean Monitoring Network (FLT Med Net), led by ISPRA (Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research). more

GAIA_ADRION_FLT Network-ANPA_2014-2018 includes four years of effort (survey tracks) and sightings data of marine mammals, marine reptiles and marine birds collected from dedicated trained Marine Mammal Observers (MMOs) on board of ferries. Data were collected from MMOs placed on both sides of the command deck of ferries. MMOs data collection followed standard line transect protocol. Each observer covered an angle of 130° from the bow, while the back of the ship was checked randomly to avoid double counting of sightings. Animals were not approached, but distance and angle from the track line were always recorded.

Biology > Birds, Biology > Mammals, Biology > Reptiles
Marine/Coastal, Biological monitoring, self-propelled boat, Visual observation, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, Adriatic, South, MED, Ionian Sea, Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758), Calonectris diomedea (Scopoli, 1769), Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758), Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, 1758, Puffinus yelkouan (Acerbi, 1827), Stenella coeruleoalba (Meyen, 1833), Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821), Ziphius cavirostris Cuvier, 1823

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 13,538; MinLat: 38,149 - MaxLong: 21,539; MaxLat: 44,095 [WGS84]
MED, Adriatic, South [Marine Regions]
MED, Ionian Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
December 2014 - December 2018

Taxonomic coverage
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Calonectris diomedea (Scopoli, 1769) [WoRMS]
Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Puffinus yelkouan (Acerbi, 1827) [WoRMS]
Stenella coeruleoalba (Meyen, 1833) [WoRMS]
Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) [WoRMS]
Ziphius cavirostris Cuvier, 1823 [WoRMS]

Count (in assayed sample) of biological entity specified elsewhere [BODC]
Count of Balaenoptera physalus (ITIS: 180527: WoRMS 137091) [BODC]
Count of Cheloniidae (ITIS: 173828: WoRMS 136999) [BODC]
Count of Delphinidae (ITIS: 180415: WoRMS 136980) [BODC]
Count of Stenella coeruleoalba (ITIS: 180434: WoRMS 137107) [BODC]
Count of Tursiops truncatus (ITIS: 180426: WoRMS 137111) [BODC]
Count of Ziphius cavirostris (ITIS: 180498: WoRMS 137127) [BODC]
End date and time (UT in ISO8601 format to known precision) [BODC]
Length of sampling track [BODC]
Sample duration [BODC]
Speed of measurement platform relative to ground surface {speed over ground} [BODC]
Start date and time (UT in ISO8601 format to known precision) [BODC]

University of Turin; Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology (Dbios)data creator
Azzolin, Marta
Gaia Research Institute Onlusdata manager
Saintignan, Sébastien

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Azzolin, M. et al. (2020). Spatial distribution modelling of striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) at different geographical scales within the EU Adriatic and Ionian Sea Region, central‐eastern Mediterranean Sea. Aquat. Conserv. 30(6): 1194-1207.
Azzolin, M. et al. (2019). Striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) distribution in the Adrion Region (Adriatic and Ionian Sea) in relation with environmental and antropogenic variables. Biol. Mar. Medit. 26(1)
Arcangeli, A. et al. (2018). Amount, composition, and spatial distribution of floating macro litter along fixed trans-border transects in the Mediterranean basin. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 129(2): 545-554.
Azzolin, M. et al. (2018). Multi source data analysis for improving striped dolphin distribution modelling at a regional scale, in: 2018 IEEE international workshop on metrology for the sea; learning to measure sea health parameters (MetroSea). pp. 145-149.
Cañadas, A. et al. (2018). The challenge of habitat modelling for threatened low density species using heterogeneous data: the case of Cuvier’s beaked whales in the Mediterranean. Ecol. Indic. 85: 128-136.
Azzolin, M. et al. (2016). Conservazione di Tursiops truncatus e Stenella coeruleoalba in Adriatico e MarIonio. Biol. Mar. Medit. 23(1): 336-340
Arcangeli, A. et al. (2015). Cetaceans at risk by plastic debris: First results from the Fixed Line Transect Mediterranean monitoring network. Biol. Mar. Medit. 22(1): 248-249
Pace, D.S. et al. (2015). New insights on the presence and distribution of the short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis, in Italian waters. Biol. Mar. Medit. 22(1): 262-263

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2020-07-29
Information last updated: 2023-11-20
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