Strandings along Romanian Black Sea coasts since 2010

Mare Nostrum

Dataset credit

Mare Nostrum NGO, National Institute for Marine Research and Development
"Grigore Antipa"

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. 2021. Cetacean strandings along Romanian Black Sea coasts 2010-2020. Mare Nostrum Cetacean Monitoring and Conservation Program - annual report. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/899) 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, or 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 financial support from European Union through the Sectorial Operational Programme – Environment, the NGO "Mare Nostrum" started a series of activities in partnership with National Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa" Constanța, Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority, National Agency for Fishing and
Aquaculture, Natural Science Museum Complex "Dolphinarium" Constanța, Border Police Inspectorate of Constanța County. From 2012, Mare Nostrum continued collecting data through inhouse funding or projects like the ones financed through the ACCOBAMS Secretariat fund or through a CSR private company. Latest project was ANEMONE project.
The present database presents the situation of dolphin strandings along the Romanian coast during 2010 and 2020. The data were collected from the entire Romanian coast, from Sulina to Vama Veche.

Purpose

The purpose of this research was to create a National Stranded Cetacean DataBase through a continue monitoring of the strandings along the Romanian Black Sea coast.

Supplemental information

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

[UPDATE] 2018 data were added on 2021-02-16. The records for the species "NI" were previously not included in the dataset. These records are now registered as Cetacea and included in the dataset.

[UPDATE] 2021 data were added on 2021-02-07.
[UPDATE] 2020 data were added on 2021-03-01.
one of the strandings (a Tursiops) is near Cernavoda city on the Danube,
which was confirmed.

[UPDATE] 2019 data were added on 2020-01-22.
[UPDATE] 2017 data were added on 2018-02-28.
[UPDATE] Data in 2015 were added on 2016-03-04.
[UPDATE] Data in 2014 were added on 2015-01-23.
A few existing 2013 records got coordinates fixed.
The stranding in 2002 was fixed to 2012.

[UPDATE] Data in 2013 were added on 2014-02-20

Additional references:
Paiu, M., E. Anton and M. Candea. 2012. Observation on dolphin sightings
at the Romanian coast and measures to reduce accidental cathes in
fishing nets. Recherches Marines. nr. 42/149-158

References

Paiu, R.M., Paiu, A., Mirea-Candea, M., Gheorghe A.M., Timofte, C. 2021. Cetacean strandings along Romanian Black Sea coasts 2010-2020. Mare Nostrum Cetacean Monitoring and Conservation Program - annual report. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/899) on yyyy-mm-dd.
Paiu Romulus-Marian. 2016. Correlation of Cetacean Stranding Events between 2010-2014 at the Romanian Coast. Researches Marines. 2015/122-155.
Paiu Romulus-Marian. 2010-2015. 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 (created by OBIS-SEAMAP)
rec_idRecord ID per year
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
obs_countThe number of animals caught
date_origDate in original format
obs_datetimeDate of the observation (time not provided)
notesNotes
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID899
Seabirds0
Marine mammals955
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total955
Date, Begin2010-04-18
Date, End2021-11-20
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude43.74 - 45.15
Longitude28.03 - 29.69
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformShore
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
Contr. throughACCOBAMS
Registered2013-02-27
Updated2022-03-07
StatusPublished
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with None
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