Cetaceans sightings by boat since 2010

Mare Nostrum

Dataset credit

Mare Nostrum NGO

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Marian Paiu Mare Nostrum NGO
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Paiu, R.M., Paiu, A., Mirea-Candea, M., Gheorghe A.M., Timofte, C. 2022. Cetacean sightings within the Romanian Black Sea waters between 2010-2021. Mare Nostrum Cetacean Monitoring and Conservation Program - annual report. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/832) on yyyy-mm-dd.

Abstract

In the Black Sea the cetaceans are represented by three species, Phocoena phocoena relicta, Tursiops truncatus ponticus and Delphinus delphis ponticus.

The main threat and cause of decline for the Black Sea dolphins are the fishing nets, so-called bycatches.

For protection of the dolphin populations from Romanian Black Sea area in conformity with the objectives of the „National Action Plan for Conservation of Dolphins” and „Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and contiguous Atlantic
Area”, with finance from European Union true the Sectorial Operational Programme – Environment, NGO "Mare Nostrum” started a series of activities in partnership with National Institute for Marine Research and Development „Grigore Antipa” Constanta, Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority, National Agency for Fishing and Aquaculture, Natural Science Museum Complex „Dolphinarium” Constanta, Border Police Inspectorate of Constanta County. Among these activities the cetacean sightings were collected either within dedicated ship-based or opportunistic surveys. The data recorded between 2010 and 2020 are reported. Along the years the data were collected in the frame of the inhouse monitoring program, projects and private funding.

Purpose

Increase the knowledge of cetaceans within the waters of Romania.

Supplemental information

The dataset is not available for download until the provider publishes the
journal article on the data.

[UPDATE] 2021 data were added on 2022-02-07
[UPDATE] 2020 data were added on 2021-03-08
[UPDATE] 2018 and 2019 data were added on 2020-01-23
[UPDATE] 2017 data were added on 2018-02-28
[UPDATE] 2015 data were added on 2016-03-03
[UPDATE] 2014 data were added on 2015-01-27
[UPDATE] 2013 data were added on 2013-02-26
[UPDATE] 2012 data were added on 2013-02-27

Observations were made by the border police (20 m boat), or onboard
small boats between 5-12 m long.
Supplemental shore-based observations are abailable: Cetaceans along Romanian Black Sea Coast from shore 2010-2011

Additional references:
Romulus-Marian PAIU, Manuela Diana SAMARGIU, Mihaela CÂNDEA, Eugen ANTON. 2011. New data on bycatch and
strandings of the Black Sea cetacean situation in the Romanian coast, and measures to limit bycatch deaths/fatalities. Book of abstracts at the Annual Zoological Congres of. 97


Paiu Romulus-Marian et all. 2013. Date privind situatia cetaceelor esuate, capturilor accidentale in plasele de pescuit si a celor ce populeaza apele romanesti ale Marii Negre, in perioada 2010-2012. Researches Marines

References

Paiu, R.M., Paiu, A., Mirea-Candea, M., Gheorghe A.M., Timofte, C. 2022. Cetacean sightings within the Romanian Black Sea waters between 2010-2021. Mare Nostrum Cetacean Monitoring and Conservation Program - annual report. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/832) on yyyy-mm-dd.
Paiu R.M., Olariu B., Paiu A.I., Candea M.E., Gheorghe A., Murariu D. 2019. Cetaceans in the coastal waters of southern Romania: initial assessment of abundance, distribution, and seasonal trends. J. Black Sea/Mediterranean Environment. Vol. 25, No. 3:266-279.
Paiu Romulus-Marian. 2014. Annual report in the frame of Monitoring and Conservation of Black Sea Dolphins Program.

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.
Only minimum required attributes are visible and downloadable online. Other attributes may be obtained upon provider's permission.

Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID number (generated by OBIS-SEAMAP)
rec_iddefinition not provided
lat_lon_origLatitude and longitude originally provided
latitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
longitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
sp_obsSpecies name
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
num_animals_origGroup size in original text
obs_countGroup size
date_origDate in original format
obs_dateObservation date
obs_timeObservation time. No seconds. Some records do not have time recorded. See notes.
platformPlatform: boat or shore (this dataset contains boat sightings only)
notesNotes
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID832
Seabirds0
Marine mammals714
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total714
Date, Begin2010-03-27
Date, End2021-08-10
Temporal prec.111110
Latitude43.73 - 45.16
Longitude28.59 - 30.98
Coord. prec.5 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
Contr. throughACCOBAMS
Registered2012-04-18
Updated2022-03-07
StatusPublished
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with None
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