OceanCare cetacean sightings in Sicily, Italy 2016-2019
OceanCare

Dataset credit

Silvia Frey, OceanCare

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Silvia Frey OceanCare
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

This dataset comprises the work carried out by OceanCare in the waters east and north of Sicily, Italy between 2016-2019. The project was dedicated to survey cetacean populations in these waters. Cetacean spatial and temporal distribution is studied using boat-based surveys.

Purpose

OceanCare is a non-profit and non-governmental organization founded in 1989 in Switzerland. The organization is dedicated to the protection of marine mammals and the conservation of the marine environment. The association works at national and international level in the areas of whaling, industrial fishing, environmental changes, seal hunting, dolphin captivity, and cetacean research. OceanCare has the Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and is a partner of the UNEP/CMS Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS). With this cetacean monitoring project OceanCare provides long-term data on cetacean abundance in the Mediterranean Sea.

Supplemental information

N/A

References

Attributes

Overview

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Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID number (generated by OBIS-SEAMAP)
obs_dateDate of the sighting
obs_timeTime of the sighting (local time zone)
speciesScientific name originally recorded
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
latLatitude in decimal degrees
lonLongitude in decimal degrees
group_size_minMinimum group size
group_size_maxMaximum group size
group_sizeAverage of min and max group sizes (rounded to nearest interger)
on_effortFlag indicating on / off effort
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID2038
Seabirds0
Marine mammals184
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total184
Date, Begin2016-06-27
Date, End2019-09-26
Temporal prec.111110
Latitude36.71 - 38.77
Longitude14.63 - 15.90
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Contr. throughACCOBAMS
Registered2019-11-11
Updated2019-11-11
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (Minimum)
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