Datasets contributed through ACCOBAMS & WDCS Initiative

An initiative organized by The Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS) and Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) has facilitated the contribution of the datasets listed below to OBIS-SEAMAP.

Some datasets contain observations outside the ACCOBAMS areas, which are not shown in the map below. To see such observations, visit the Dataset Page for the relevant datasets.

Facilitator: Tilen Genov, Morigenos

Summary

#datasets35
Time span1526-01-01 - 2020-09-14
 
 #species#records
Marine mammals3324,962
Sea turtles41,765
Others437
Total4126,764

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Dataset List

The list is sorted by the date registered (newest first).
A click on an individual dataset title or map image takes you to an interactive map (open a new tab).
The number of records (#records) represents two values. The left is the number of records within the region and the right counts all the records of the dataset.
KYMA boat-based surveys in Thyrrhenian Sea and Ionian Sea
#records43 / 43
TracksNo
Survey dates2020-07-07 - 2020-09-14
Added2020-11-13
Species
(Top 3)
Stenella coeruleoalba (15)
Caretta caretta (14)
Xiphias gladius (8)
Provider
  • KYMA sea conservation & research
Contact(s)
  • Silvia Frey, KYMA sea conservation & research
OceanCare cetacean sightings in Sicily, Italy 2016-2019
#records184 / 184
TracksNo
Survey dates2016-06-27 - 2019-09-26
Added2019-11-11
Species
(Top 3)
Stenella coeruleoalba (148)
Tursiops truncatus (14)
Physeter macrocephalus (12)
Provider
  • OceanCare
Contact(s)
  • Silvia Frey, KYMA sea conservation & research
Cetacean strandings on the Ukrainian coast of the Black Sea 2017
#records169 / 169
TracksNo
Survey dates2017-01-15 - 2017-12-21
Added2019-10-08
Species
(Top 3)
Phocoena phocoena relicta (135)
Delphinus delphis ponticus (21)
Tursiops truncatus ponticus (13)
Provider
  • Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea
Contact(s)
  • Oleksandr Neprokin, Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea
  • Karina Vishnyakova, Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea
Identification and initial assessment of cetacean groupings in coastal waters of the north-western Black Sea, Ukrainian sector funded by ACCOBAMS 2016-2017
#records454 / 454
TracksNo
Survey dates2016-06-23 - 2017-08-09
Added2019-10-08
Species
(Top 3)
Tursiops truncatus ponticus (198)
Delphinus delphis ponticus (163)
Phocoena phocoena relicta (93)
Provider
  • Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea
Contact(s)
  • Oleksandr Neprokin, Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea
  • Karina Vishnyakova, Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea
GREC Transit Gibraltar to Azores (2013) and return (2015)
#records17 / 34
TracksNo
Survey dates2013-07-04 - 2015-08-01
Added2016-12-12
Species
(Top 3)
Stenella coeruleoalba (13)
Delphinus delphis (10)
Tursiops truncatus (3)
Provider
  • Groupe de Recherche sur les Cétacés
Contact(s)
  • Alexandre Gannier, Groupe de Recherche sur les Cétacés
Cetacean coordinated transborder monitoring using ferries as platforms of observation off Tunisia 2013-2014 - Ketos
#records82 / 82
TracksNo
Survey dates2013-12-18 - 2014-12-18
Added2015-05-11
Species
(Top 3)
Stenella coeruleoalba (52)
Tursiops truncatus (18)
Delphinus delphis (9)
Provider
  • Italo-Tunisian Cetacean Research Project
Contact(s)
  • Mario Letteri Tingali, Associazione KETOS
Cetacean coordinated transborder monitoring using ferries as platforms of observation off Tunisia 2013-2014 - Atutax
#records63 / 63
TracksNo
Survey dates2013-09-28 - 2015-05-17
Added2015-04-16
Species
(Top 3)
Stenella coeruleoalba (21)
Tursiops truncatus (21)
Balaenoptera physalus (9)
Provider
  • Italo-Tunisian Cetacean Research Project
Contact(s)
  • Mehdi Aissi, Atutax
Visual sightings from Song of the Whale 1993-2013
#records1211 / 7031
TracksYes
Survey dates1993-06-12 - 2013-09-26
Added2014-05-01
Species
(Top 3)
Phocoena phocoena (885)
Delphinidae (860)
Physeter macrocephalus (744)
Provider
  • International Fund for Animal Welfare, Song of the Whale Team
Contact(s)
  • Oliver Boisseau, Song of the Whale team, MCR International
Acoustic detections of sperm whales from research cruises in the Med sea, 1994-2001
#records27 / 27
TracksNo
Survey dates1994-06-24 - 2001-07-11
Added2014-03-03
Species
(Top 3)
Physeter macrocephalus (27)
Provider
  • Claudio Fossati, University of Pavia
Contact(s)
  • Claudio Fossati, CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia
  • Giulia Romè, CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia
  • Gianni Pavan, CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia
Acoustic detections from research cruises in the Med sea, 1994-2001
#records103 / 103
TracksYes
Survey dates1994-06-18 - 2001-07-11
Added2014-02-28
Species
(Top 3)
Stenella coeruleoalba (99)
Grampus griseus (3)
Tursiops truncatus (1)
Provider
  • Claudio Fossati, University of Pavia
Contact(s)
  • Claudio Fossati, CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia
  • Giulia Romè, CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia
  • Gianni Pavan, CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia
Visual contacts from research cruises in the Med sea, 1994-2001
#records90 / 90
TracksYes
Survey dates1994-06-17 - 2001-07-11
Added2014-01-14
Species
(Top 3)
Stenella coeruleoalba (54)
Balaenoptera physalus (16)
Physeter macrocephalus (9)
Provider
  • Claudio Fossati, University of Pavia
Contact(s)
  • Claudio Fossati, CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia
  • Giulia Romè, CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia
  • Gianni Pavan, CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia
Cetacean sightings along the catalan coast
#records9 / 9
TracksNo
Survey dates2013-03-23 - 2013-09-28
Added2013-11-27
Species
(Top 3)
Stenella coeruleoalba (5)
Tursiops truncatus (3)
Balaenoptera physalus (1)
Provider
  • Associació Cetàcea
Contact(s)
  • Oriol Giralt, Associació Cetàcea
Cetacean sightings in the north western Mediterranean Sea by EcoOcéan Institute and partners 1994-2011
#records1931 / 1931
TracksYes
Survey dates1994-06-19 - 2011-08-31
Added2013-07-08
Species
(Top 3)
Stenella coeruleoalba (1,037)
Balaenoptera physalus (421)
Delphinidae (274)
Provider
  • EcoOcéan Institut
Contact(s)
  • Léa David, EcoOcéan Institut
  • Nathalie Di-Méglio, EcoOcéan Institut
Bycatch along Romanian Black Sea coasts 2010-2011
#records12 / 12
TracksNo
Survey dates2010-04-10 - 2011-07-08
Added2013-02-28
Species
(Top 3)
Phocoena phocoena relicta (11)
Tursiops truncatus ponticus (1)
Provider
  • Mare Nostrum
Contact(s)
  • Marian Paiu, Mare Nostrum NGO
University of Valencia cetacean surveys in the Spanish Mediterranean 2000-2003
#records1553 / 1553
TracksNo
Survey dates2000-02-22 - 2003-03-20
Added2012-09-18
Species
(Top 3)
Caretta caretta (1,215)
Stenella coeruleoalba (237)
Tursiops truncatus (36)
Provider
  • Patricia Gozalbes Aparicio, Marine Zoology Unit, University of Valencia
Contact(s)
  • Patricia Gozalbes, Instituto Cavanilles de Biodiversidad y Biología Evolutiva. Unidad de Zoología Marina
Short-beaked common dolphin in the northern Adriatic Sea 2010-2011
#records2 / 2
TracksNo
Survey dates2010-06-15 - 2011-08-06
Added2012-08-06
Species
(Top 3)
Delphinus delphis (2)
Provider
  • Tilen Genov, Morigenos
Contact(s)
  • Tilen Genov, Morigenos - marine mammal research & conservation society
Cetaceans sightings from shore 2010-2020
#records103 / 103
TracksNo
Survey dates2010-10-20 - 2020-07-29
Added2012-04-18
Species
(Top 3)
Tursiops truncatus ponticus (57)
Phocoena phocoena relicta (39)
Delphinus delphis ponticus (6)
Provider
  • Mare Nostrum
Contact(s)
  • Marian Paiu, Mare Nostrum NGO
Historical strandings of cetaceans on the Portuguese coast
#records38 / 38
TracksNo
Survey dates1525-12-31 - 1977-09-10
Added2012-04-18
Species
(Top 3)
Physeter macrocephalus (7)
Balaenoptera physalus (6)
Phocoena phocoena (5)
Provider
  • Escola de Mar
Contact(s)
  • Andreia Sousa, Escola de Mar
CIRCE Marine mammals off Spain 2001-2012
#records3721 / 3721
TracksNo
Survey dates1999-04-22 - 2012-02-06
Added2012-04-12
Species
(Top 3)
Globicephala melas (841)
Tursiops truncatus (736)
Stenella coeruleoalba (669)
Provider
  • CIRCE
Contact(s)
  • Philippe Verborgh, CIRCE
Cetacean sightings off Turkey 2006-2011
#records23 / 23
TracksNo
Survey dates2006-06-12 - 2011-01-02
Added2012-04-09
Species
(Top 3)
Tursiops truncatus (17)
Delphinus delphis (3)
Mesoplodon (1)
Provider
  • SAD-DEMAG (Underwater Research Society - Marine Mammals Research Group)
Contact(s)
  • Fethi Bengil, SAD-DEMAG
Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute (BDRI) cetacean sightings 2011
#records183 / 183
TracksNo
Survey dates2011-02-25 - 2011-10-05
Added2012-03-06
Species
(Top 3)
Tursiops truncatus (174)
Balaenoptera physalus (4)
Stenella coeruleoalba (4)
Provider
  • Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute
Contact(s)
  • Bruno Diaz Lopez, The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute (BDRI)
Green Balkans cetacean strandings on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast
#records4 / 4
TracksNo
Survey dates2010-05-08 - 2010-10-19
Added2012-02-24
Species
(Top 3)
Phocoena phocoena (3)
Tursiops truncatus (1)
Provider
  • Green Balkans
Contact(s)
  • Pavlin Zhelev, Federation of Nature Conservation NGO's Green Balkans
IMMRAC marine mammal sightings from the Mediterranean's Levantine Basin
#records105 / 105
TracksNo
Survey dates1993-07-26 - 2014-03-02
Added2012-02-17
Species
(Top 3)
Delphinus delphis (45)
Stenella coeruleoalba (15)
Grampus griseus (11)
Provider
  • Israel Marine Mammal Research and Assistance Center (IMMRAC)
Contact(s)
  • Dani Kerem, IMMRAC (Israel Marine Mammal Research and Assistance Center)
GREC Tursiops sightings in the Mediterranean 1988-2010
#records94 / 94
TracksNo
Survey dates1988-08-02 - 2010-08-14
Added2012-01-18
Species
(Top 3)
Tursiops truncatus (94)
Provider
  • Groupe de Recherche sur les Cétacés
Contact(s)
  • Alexandre Gannier, Groupe de Recherche sur les Cétacés
SMRU sperm whale distribution around the Balearic Islands 2003-2008
#records1125 / 1125
TracksYes
Survey dates2003-08-04 - 2008-07-26
Added2011-12-09
Species
(Top 3)
Physeter macrocephalus (1,125)
Provider
  • Enrico Pirotta, Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU)
Contact(s)
  • Enrico Pirotta, Sea Mammal Research Unit, Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St. Andrews
  • Luke Rendell, Sea Mammal Research Unit, Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St. Andrews
Tethys Research Institute shipboard survey cetacean sightings 1986-2012
#records8046 / 8469
TracksYes
Survey dates1986-07-11 - 2012-11-22
Added2011-10-06
Species
(Top 3)
Stenella coeruleoalba (3,746)
Tursiops truncatus (2,070)
Balaenoptera physalus (1,041)
Provider
  • Tethys Research Institute
Contact(s)
  • Caterina Lanfredi, Tethys Research Institute
  • Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, Tethys Research Institute
Tethys Research Institute aerial survey cetacean sightings 2009-2011
#records1142 / 1142
TracksYes
Survey dates2009-01-12 - 2011-01-19
Added2011-10-06
Species
(Top 3)
Stenella coeruleoalba (956)
Balaenoptera physalus (83)
Tursiops truncatus (34)
Provider
  • Tethys Research Institute
Contact(s)
  • Caterina Lanfredi, Tethys Research Institute
  • Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, Tethys Research Institute
CE.TU.S. research cetacean sightings in the North Tuscany and Tuscan Archipelago waters, 1997-2011
#records394 / 394
TracksNo
Survey dates1997-08-19 - 2010-10-29
Added2011-10-05
Species
(Top 3)
Tursiops truncatus (327)
Stenella coeruleoalba (39)
Balaenoptera physalus (13)
Provider
  • Cetacean Research Centre (CE.TU.S.)
Contact(s)
  • Davide Bedocchi, CE.TU.S. Cetacean Research Centre
  • Silvio Nuti, CE.TU.S. Cetacean Research Centre
Acquario di Genova, Delfini Metropolitani Project, cetacean sightings 2001-2009
#records160 / 160
TracksYes
Survey dates2001-04-27 - 2009-10-27
Added2011-05-31
Species
(Top 3)
Tursiops truncatus (113)
Stenella coeruleoalba (34)
Delphinus delphis (5)
Provider
  • Acquario di Genova
Contact(s)
  • Michela Bellingeri, Acquario di Genova
Cetacean occurrence off the west central Portugal coast from boat-based surveys 2007-2008
#records56 / 56
TracksNo
Survey dates2007-01-08 - 2008-12-23
Added2011-03-07
Species
(Top 3)
Delphinus delphis (41)
Tursiops truncatus (9)
Stenella coeruleoalba (4)
Provider
  • Escola de Mar
Contact(s)
  • Cristina Brito, Escola de Mar
OceanCare cetacean sightings 2001-2014
#records492 / 492
TracksNo
Survey dates2001-06-25 - 2014-07-18
Added2010-11-03
Species
(Top 3)
Stenella coeruleoalba (373)
Physeter macrocephalus (53)
Balaenoptera physalus (23)
Provider
  • OceanCare
Contact(s)
  • Silvia Frey, KYMA sea conservation & research
Bottlenose dolphins in Slovenian and adjacent waters (north Adriatic Sea) in 2002-2008
#records120 / 120
TracksNo
Survey dates2002-08-01 - 2008-09-01
Added2010-02-09
Species
(Top 3)
Tursiops truncatus (120)
Provider
  • Tilen Genov, Morigenos
Contact(s)
  • Tilen Genov, Morigenos - marine mammal research & conservation society
Loggerhead turtles in Slovenian and adjacent waters (north Adriatic Sea) in 2002-2008
#records65 / 65
TracksNo
Survey dates2002-08-01 - 2008-08-01
Added2010-02-09
Species
(Top 3)
Caretta caretta (65)
Provider
  • Tilen Genov, Morigenos
Contact(s)
  • Tilen Genov, Morigenos - marine mammal research & conservation society
New record of the humpback whale in the Adriatic Sea in 2009
#records1 / 1
TracksNo
Survey dates2009-02-01 - 2009-02-01
Added2010-02-09
Species
(Top 3)
Megaptera novaeangliae (1)
Provider
  • Tilen Genov, Morigenos
Contact(s)
  • Tilen Genov, Morigenos - marine mammal research & conservation society
Alnitak-Alnilam Cetaceans and sea turtles surveys off Southern Spain
#records4874 / 4879
TracksYes
Survey dates1990-07-15 - 2011-08-29
Added2007-11-19
Species
(Top 3)
Stenella coeruleoalba (1,526)
Delphinus delphis (1,261)
Globicephala melas (569)
Provider
  • Alnilam
Contact(s)
  • Ana Cañadas, Alnilam
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