Cetacean strandings in the northern Black Sea and the Sea of Azov

Alexei Birkun, Brema Laboratory

Dataset credit

OBIS and EurOBIS

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Alexei Birkun Brema Laboratory
Secondary contact Vladimir Vladymyrov National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas (NASU-IBSS) N/A
Secondary contact Brema Laboratory N/A

Citation

Cetacean strandings in the northern Black Sea and the Sea of Azov (CeStraBS). 2011. Dataset assembled by A. Birkun, Jr. and S. Krivokhizhin.EMODnet.
Birkun, A. 2020. Cetacean strandings in the northern Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152394) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/3382a517-aab5-4c5f-a3b3-c2b793cb5f94)

Abstract

More than 1220 strandings of Black Sea cetaceans have been recorded on the coasts of Crimea peninsula during the period from 1989-2010.
More than 1220 strandings of Black Sea cetaceans – harbour porpoises, common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins – have been recorded on the coasts of Crimea peninsula during 22 years (1989-2010) by the cetacean stranding network coordinated from the Brema Laboratory. The dataset includes information about live-stranded animals and findings of cetacean carcasses. The data make it possible to ascertain several cetacean mass mortality events occurred in different years of the monitoring.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

This dataset was downloaded from OBIS (https://obis.org/). The records for only marine mammals, seabirds, sea turtles and rays and sharks were extracted. Records with no longitude/latitude or no date (eventDate) were excluded.
OBIS dataset page:
https://obis.org/dataset/3382a517-aab5-4c5f-a3b3-c2b793cb5f94
Data Provider's dataset page:
http://ipt.vliz.be/eurobis/resource?r=birkun_cetacea_strandings

References

Cetacean strandings in the northern Black Sea and the Sea of Azov (CeStraBS). 2011. Dataset assembled by A. Birkun, Jr. and S. Krivokhizhin.EMODnet.

Attributes

Overview

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 described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
All attributes are included in the downloadable file (CSV or ESRI File Geodatabase) for "Complete Set of Dataset".

Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
oidInternal ID
idRecord ID
dataset_idDataset ID
scientificnameScientific name
vernacularnameVernacular name
aphiaidAphia ID
taxonranktaxononic rank
individualcountGroup size / individual count
eventdateEvent date (precision varies)
eventtimeEvent time
decimallatitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
decimallongitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
coordinateprecisionCoordinate precision
catalognumberCatalog number
collectioncodeCollection code
occurrencestatusOccurrence status
basisofrecordBasis of record (HumanObservation / MachineObservation)
modifiedDate/time the record was modified
node_idNode ID
occurrenceidOccurrence ID
occurrenceremarksOccurrence remarks
eventidEvent ID
institutioncodeInstitution code
lifestageLife stage
sexGender of the animal if known
speciesSpecies by provider
datasetidDataset ID by provider
countryCountry
localityLocation of ocean
waterbodyDetails of ocean
droppedFlag indicating the record was dropped (always false)
absenceFlag indicating the record represents the absence of the species (always false)
marineFlag indicating the record is for marine life (always true)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID103152394
Seabirds0
Marine mammals1,247
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total1,247
Date, Begin1989-02-10
Date, End2010-11-26
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude44.39 - 45.88
Longitude32.52 - 36.61
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformVarious
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
Contr. throughiOBIS
Registered2020-06-29
Updated2021-02-05
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Also available in None
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