Cetacean sightings in the north western Mediterranean Sea by EcoOcéan Institute and partners 1994-2011
EcoOcéan Institut and partners (SCS, Cybelle Planète, Participe Futur, EPHE, WWF-France, FNH)
David, L. 2014. Cetacean sightings in the north western Mediterranean Sea by EcoOcéan Institute and partners 1994-2011. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/972) on yyyy-mm-dd.
Halpin, P.N., A.J. Read, E. Fujioka, B.D. Best, B. Donnelly, L.J. Hazen, C. Kot, K. Urian, E. LaBrecque, A. Dimatteo, J. Cleary, C. Good, L.B. Crowder, and K.D. Hyrenbach. 2009. OBIS-SEAMAP: The world data center for marine mammal, sea bird, and sea turtle distributions. Oceanography. 22(2):104-115.
EcoOcéan Institut is a non-governmental organization with professional researchers working in the north-western Mediterranean Sea on cetaceans, turtles and seabirds since 1994. Campaigns at sea are dedicated to data collection (marine animals, maritime traffic, marine debris) and the research methods used are mainly "line transect" and "photo-identification."
EcoOcéan Institut contributes to the growing knowledge on vertebrates at sea aiming for their protection. We work on subjects like ecology, distribution, and monitoring the impact of human activities (bycatch, ship strike, disturbance by leisure vessels).
EcoOcéan Institut works with several marine protected area managers at a local, national or international level (i.e., French Marine Parks, French Ministry of the Environment, Pelagos Sanctuary, ACCOBAMS, and RAC/SPA).
Each year, EcoOcéan Institut produces colleagues and young "eco-guides" and works with the concept of citizen science or "eco-volunteer" through its partners: Swiss Cetacean Society, Cybelle Planète, and Participe Futur. Also, we work in collaboration with several institutions and other researchers such as WWF-France, Fondation Nicolas Hulot, ISPRA, Cima Foundation, IFREMER, and Observatoire PELAGIS-CRMM. We participate actively at capacity building (concerning research methodologies on cetaceans) in the Mediterranean area (France, Marocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Lebanon).
EcoOcéan Institut is one of the founders of the French GIS3M (Groupement of scientific interest for the marine mammals of the Mediterranean Sea and their environment).
Currently, only cetacean sightings have been included in OBIS-SEAMAP, but the full dataset includes seabirds, sea turtles and sunfish, along with the effort tracks.
Di-Meglio, N. and L. David. 2010. Suivi temporel du Sanctuaire Pelagos par transects mensuels au large et réflexion sur des méthodologies de monitoring. Rapport Final du Programme de recherche 2007/2009 de PELAGOS France. GIS 3M / EcoOcéan Institut. 1-192.
David, L., S. Alleaume and C. Guinet. 2011. High risk areas of collision between fin whales and ferries in the north-western Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Marine Animals and Their Environment. 4(1):17-28.
Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
This section explains attributes included in the original dataset. OBIS-SEAMAP restricts the attributes available to the public to date/time, lat/lon and species names/counts only. Should you need other attributes described here, you are encouraged to contact the data provider.
Attributes in dataset provided
|Rays and sharks||0|
|Latitude||39.82 - 43.71|
|Longitude||2.51 - 9.32|
|Coord. prec.||6 decimal digits|
|Data type||Animal sighting|
|Effort||YES (ID: 973)|
|Sharing policy||Permission required|
|Also availalbe from||None|
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