Datasets contributed through ACCOBAMS & WDCS Initiative

An initiative organized by The Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS) and Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) has facilitated the contribution of the datasets listed below to OBIS-SEAMAP.

Some datasets contain observations outside the ACCOBAMS areas, which are not shown in the map below. To see such observations, visit the Dataset Page for the relevant datasets.

Facilitator: Tilen Genov, Morigenos


Summary

#datasets34
 #species#records
Marine mammals3324,712
Rays and sharks15
Sea turtles41,751
Others222
Total4026,490
Time span:1526-01-01 - 2016-11-18

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Dataset List

The list is sorted by the date registered (newest first).
Please click on the individual dataset titles for more details with an interactive map.
GREC Transit Gibraltar to Azores (2013) and return (2015)
#records: 17 / 34 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 2013-07-04 - 2015-08-01; added: 2016-12-12
ProviderGroupe de Recherche sur les Cétacés
Contact(s)Alexandre Gannier, Groupe de Recherche sur les Cétacés
Cetacean coordinated transborder monitoring using ferries as platforms of observation off Tunisia 2013-2014 - Ketos
#records: 82 / 82 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 2013-12-18 - 2014-12-18; added: 2015-05-11
ProviderItalo-Tunisian Cetacean Research Project
Contact(s)Mario Letteri Tingali, Associazione KETOS
Cetacean coordinated transborder monitoring using ferries as platforms of observation off Tunisia 2013-2014 - Atutax
#records: 63 / 63 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 2013-09-28 - 2015-05-17; added: 2015-04-16
ProviderItalo-Tunisian Cetacean Research Project
Contact(s)Mehdi Aissi, Atutax
Visual sightings from Song of the Whale 1993-2013
#records: 1211 / 7031 (within the region / all records); Tracks: Yes
Survey dates: 1993-06-12 - 2013-09-26; added: 2014-05-01
ProviderInternational Fund for Animal Welfare, Song of the Whale Team
Contact(s)Oliver Boisseau, International Fund for Animal Welfare c/o Song of the Whale team, MCR International
IMMRAC marine mammal sightings from the Red Sea
#records: 0 / 54 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 1994-05-04 - 2014-03-26; added: 2014-03-28
ProviderIsrael Marine Mammal Research and Assistance Center (IMMRAC)
Contact(s)Dani Kerem, IMMRAC (Israel Marine Mammal Research and Assistance Center)
Acoustic detections of sperm whales from research cruises in the Med sea, 1994-2001
#records: 27 / 27 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 1994-06-24 - 2001-07-11; added: 2014-03-03
ProviderClaudio Fossati, University of Pavia
Contact(s)Claudio Fossati, CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia
Giulia Romè, CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia
Gianni Pavan, CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia
Acoustic detections from research cruises in the Med sea, 1994-2001
#records: 103 / 103 (within the region / all records); Tracks: Yes
Survey dates: 1994-06-18 - 2001-07-11; added: 2014-02-28
ProviderClaudio Fossati, University of Pavia
Contact(s)Claudio Fossati, CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia
Giulia Romè, CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia
Gianni Pavan, CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia
Visual contacts from research cruises in the Med sea, 1994-2001
#records: 90 / 90 (within the region / all records); Tracks: Yes
Survey dates: 1994-06-17 - 2001-07-11; added: 2014-01-14
ProviderClaudio Fossati, University of Pavia
Contact(s)Claudio Fossati, CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia
Giulia Romè, CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia
Gianni Pavan, CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia
Cetacean sightings along the catalan coast
#records: 9 / 9 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 2013-03-23 - 2013-09-28; added: 2013-11-27
ProviderAssociació Cetàcea
Contact(s)Oriol Giralt, Associació Cetàcea
Cetacean sightings in the north western Mediterranean Sea by EcoOcéan Institute and partners 1994-2011
#records: 1931 / 1931 (within the region / all records); Tracks: Yes
Survey dates: 1994-06-19 - 2011-08-31; added: 2013-07-08
ProviderEcoOcéan Institut
Contact(s)Léa David, EcoOcéan Institut
Nathalie Di-Méglio, EcoOcéan Institut
Bycatch along Romanian Black Sea coasts 2010-2011
#records: 12 / 12 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 2010-04-10 - 2011-07-08; added: 2013-02-28
ProviderMare Nostrum
Contact(s)Marian Paiu, Mare Nostrum NGO
Strandings along Romanian Black Sea coasts 2010-2016
#records: 527 / 527 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 2010-04-18 - 2016-11-18; added: 2013-02-27
ProviderMare Nostrum
Contact(s)Marian Paiu, Mare Nostrum NGO
University of Valencia cetacean surveys in the Spanish Mediterranean 2000-2003
#records: 1553 / 1553 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 2000-02-22 - 2003-03-20; added: 2012-09-18
ProviderPatricia Gozalbes Aparicio, Marine Zoology Unit, University of Valencia
Contact(s)Patricia Gozalbes, Instituto Cavanilles de Biodiversidad y Biología Evolutiva. Unidad de Zoología Marina
Short-beaked common dolphin in the northern Adriatic Sea 2010-2011
#records: 2 / 2 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 2010-06-15 - 2011-08-06; added: 2012-08-06
ProviderTilen Genov, Morigenos
Contact(s)Tilen Genov, Morigenos - marine mammal research & conservation society
Cetaceans sightings by boat 2010-2016
#records: 99 / 99 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 2010-03-27 - 2016-09-26; added: 2012-04-18
ProviderMare Nostrum
Contact(s)Marian Paiu, Mare Nostrum NGO
Cetaceans sightings from shore 2010-2016
#records: 62 / 62 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 2010-10-20 - 2016-09-26; added: 2012-04-18
ProviderMare Nostrum
Contact(s)Marian Paiu, Mare Nostrum NGO
Historical strandings of cetaceans on the Portuguese coast
#records: 38 / 38 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 1525-12-31 - 1977-09-10; added: 2012-04-18
ProviderEscola de Mar
Contact(s)Andreia Sousa, Escola de Mar
CIRCE Marine mammals off Spain 2001-2012
#records: 3721 / 3721 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 1999-04-22 - 2012-02-06; added: 2012-04-12
ProviderCIRCE
Contact(s)Philippe Verborgh, CIRCE
Cetacean sightings off Turkey 2006-2011
#records: 23 / 23 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 2006-06-12 - 2011-01-02; added: 2012-04-09
ProviderSAD-DEMAG (Underwater Research Society - Marine Mammals Research Group)
Contact(s)Fethi Bengil, SAD-DEMAG
Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute (BDRI) cetacean sightings 2011
#records: 183 / 183 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 2011-02-25 - 2011-10-05; added: 2012-03-06
ProviderBottlenose Dolphin Research Institute
Contact(s)Bruno Diaz Lopez, The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute (BDRI)
Green Balkans cetacean strandings on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast
#records: 4 / 4 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 2010-05-08 - 2010-10-19; added: 2012-02-24
ProviderGreen Balkans
Contact(s)Pavlin Zhelev, Federation of Nature Conservation NGO's Green Balkans
IMMRAC marine mammal sightings from the Mediterranean's Levantine Basin
#records: 105 / 105 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 1993-07-26 - 2014-03-02; added: 2012-02-17
ProviderIsrael Marine Mammal Research and Assistance Center (IMMRAC)
Contact(s)Dani Kerem, IMMRAC (Israel Marine Mammal Research and Assistance Center)
GREC Tursiops sightings in the Mediterranean 1988-2010
#records: 94 / 94 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 1988-08-02 - 2010-08-14; added: 2012-01-18
ProviderGroupe de Recherche sur les Cétacés
Contact(s)Alexandre Gannier, Groupe de Recherche sur les Cétacés
SMRU sperm whale distribution around the Balearic Islands 2003-2008
#records: 1125 / 1125 (within the region / all records); Tracks: Yes
Survey dates: 2003-08-04 - 2008-07-26; added: 2011-12-09
ProviderEnrico Pirotta, Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU)
Contact(s)Enrico Pirotta, Sea Mammal Research Unit, Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St. Andrews
Luke Rendell, Sea Mammal Research Unit, Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St. Andrews
Tethys Research Institute aerial survey cetacean sightings 2009-2011
#records: 1142 / 1142 (within the region / all records); Tracks: Yes
Survey dates: 2009-01-12 - 2011-01-19; added: 2011-10-06
ProviderTethys Research Institute
Contact(s)Caterina Lanfredi, Tethys Research Institute
Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, Tethys Research Institute
Tethys Research Institute shipboard survey cetacean sightings 1986-2012
#records: 8046 / 8469 (within the region / all records); Tracks: Yes
Survey dates: 1986-07-11 - 2012-11-22; added: 2011-10-06
ProviderTethys Research Institute
Contact(s)Caterina Lanfredi, Tethys Research Institute
Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, Tethys Research Institute
CE.TU.S. research cetacean sightings in the North Tuscany and Tuscan Archipelago waters, 1997-2011
#records: 394 / 394 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 1997-08-19 - 2010-10-29; added: 2011-10-05
ProviderCetacean Research Centre (CE.TU.S.)
Contact(s)Davide Bedocchi, CE.TU.S. Cetacean Research Centre
Silvio Nuti, CE.TU.S. Cetacean Research Centre
Acquario di Genova, Delfini Metropolitani Project, cetacean sightings 2001-2009
#records: 160 / 160 (within the region / all records); Tracks: Yes
Survey dates: 2001-04-27 - 2009-10-27; added: 2011-05-31
ProviderAcquario di Genova
Contact(s)Michela Bellingeri, Acquario di Genova
Cetacean occurrence off the west central Portugal coast from boat-based surveys 2007-2008
#records: 56 / 56 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 2007-01-08 - 2008-12-23; added: 2011-03-07
ProviderEscola de Mar
Contact(s)Cristina Brito, Escola de Mar
OceanCare cetacean sightings 2001-2014
#records: 492 / 492 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 2001-06-25 - 2014-07-18; added: 2010-11-03
ProviderOceanCare
Contact(s)Sylvia Frey, OceanCare
Loggerhead turtles in Slovenian and adjacent waters (north Adriatic Sea) in 2002-2008
#records: 65 / 65 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 2002-08-01 - 2008-08-01; added: 2010-02-09
ProviderTilen Genov, Morigenos
Contact(s)Tilen Genov, Morigenos - marine mammal research & conservation society
Bottlenose dolphins in Slovenian and adjacent waters (north Adriatic Sea) in 2002-2008
#records: 120 / 120 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 2002-08-01 - 2008-09-01; added: 2010-02-09
ProviderTilen Genov, Morigenos
Contact(s)Tilen Genov, Morigenos - marine mammal research & conservation society
New record of the humpback whale in the Adriatic Sea in 2009
#records: 1 / 1 (within the region / all records)
Survey dates: 2009-02-01 - 2009-02-01; added: 2010-02-09
ProviderTilen Genov, Morigenos
Contact(s)Tilen Genov, Morigenos - marine mammal research & conservation society
Alnitak-Alnilam Cetaceans and sea turtles surveys off Southern Spain
#records: 4874 / 4879 (within the region / all records); Tracks: Yes
Survey dates: 1990-07-15 - 2011-08-29; added: 2007-11-19
ProviderAlnilam
Contact(s)Ana Cañadas, Alnilam