Green Balkans NGO's cetacean sightings in the Bulgarian Black Sea waters

Green Balkans NGO

Dataset credit

Green Balkans NGO

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Popov Dimitar Green Balkans NGO
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke

Citation

Abstract

Sightings from vessel surveys conducted in Bulgarian waters of the Black Sea over the period 2015-2022.

Purpose

Main purpose of dedicated surveys from 2017 onwards is to estimate abundance and density of cetaceans in Bulgarian territorial waters of the Black Sea.

Supplemental information

The surveys from 2017 onwards have been funded by OceanCare.

References

Popov, D. and Meshkova, G. 2022. Cetacean sightings in Bulgarian Black Sea waters 2015-2022. Green Balkans NGO\'s Cetacean Monitoring and Conservation Program.

Attributes

Overview

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Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID number (generated by OBIS-SEAMAP)
noSequential number of records
dateDate of the sighting
timeTime of the sighting at local time zone
latLatitude in decimal degrees
lonLongitude in dcimal degrees
speciesSpecies name (code)
group_sizeGroup size
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID2218
Seabirds0
Marine mammals1,607
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total1,607
Date, Begin2016-01-27
Date, End2022-08-06
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude41.99 - 43.73
Longitude27.62 - 29.91
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
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Registered2023-01-18
Updated2023-01-18
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (Minimum)
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