Jonian Dolphin Conservation di Taranto marine mammal sightings 2009-2012

Jonian Dolphin Conservation

Dataset credit

Jonian Dolphin Conservation (JDC)


Primary contact Carmelo Fanizza Jonian Dolphin Conservation (JDC)
Data entry Connie Kot



Founded in 2009, Jonian Dolphin Conservation (JDC) is a naturalistic association specializing in cetacean research, dolphin watching and educational programs. JDC has been studying the cetaceans of the Taranto coastal zone since April 2009. The research area is a wide band of sea between Ginosa Marina and Taranto. We work all year in the Ionian sea on a group of resident Striped Dolphin, and frequently we sight other species of cetaceans including Fin Whale, Risso's Dolphin and Bottlenose Dolphin.


The Jonian Dolphin Conservation di Taranto has been studying the cetaceans of the Taranto coastal zone since April 2009. The research area is a wide band of sea 100 mi2, between Ginosa Marina and Taranto. We've spent almost 760 hours at sea and 140 hours with cetaceans. The surveys were conducted aboard a rubber dinghy 8.20 meters, equipped for ocean navigation. Normally, we use two different types of navigation: free surveys (carried out without following predefined routes) and surveys along linear transect.

Supplemental information

11/29/2012: This dataset was updated with 2012 data.




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Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID number (generated by OBIS-SEAMAP)
sp_obsSpecies observed
locationLocation description
obs_countObserved count
obs_timeObserved time
obs_dateObserved date
sp_tsnSpecies ITIS TSN
latitudeLatitude of observation
longitudeLongitude of observation
Marine mammals155
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2009-04-28
Date, End2012-08-18
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude40.34 - 40.47
Longitude16.88 - 17.23
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
Data typeAnimal sighting
Traveled (km)0
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