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CET_FLT_CBAR_14-18: Presence of cetacean species collected through Fixed-Line-Transect monitoring across the Western Mediterranean Sea (Civitavecchia-Barcelona route) between 2014 and 2018 [Presenza di cetacei rilevata con monitoraggio lungo transetti fissi attraverso il Mediterraneo occidentale (tratta Civitavecchia-Barcellona) tra il 2014 e il 2018]
Citable as data publication
Arcangeli, A, Campana, I., Paraboschi, M.; ISPRA, Rome, Italy; (2018). Presence of cetacean species collected through Fixed-Line-Transect monitoring across the Western Mediterranean Sea (Civitavecchia-Barcelona route) between 2014 and 2018. https://doi.org/10.14284/533
Contact: Campana, Ilaria ;

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Archived data
Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
The dataset provided here consists of sighting data of marine mammals collected between January 2014 and December 2018, along the ferry route between Italy and Spain, within the Fixed Line Transect Mediterranean monitoring Network (FLT Med Net), a multidisciplinary monitoring project coordinated by ISPRA since 2007. The programme uses ferry boats as observation platforms to undertake surveys of marine macro-fauna and main threats (maritime traffic and floating marine litter), and involves several International partners that share common protocols for data collection across different routes in the Mediterranean Sea. This datasets includes 1432 georeferenced sightings of 8 cetacean species, together with effort data covered in good weather conditions (Beaufort <4), for a total of approximately 71.300 km, over 291 surveyed transects. more

The Fixed Line Transect Mediterranean monitoring Network (FLT Med Net) is a multidisciplinary monitoring project coordinated by ISPRA since 2007, that uses ferry boats as observation platforms to undertake surveys of marine macro-fauna and main threats (maritime traffic and floating marine litter). The programme involves several partners (EcoOcean Institut, CIMA Research Foundation, University of Pisa, University of Tourin, Gaia Research Institute, Accademia del Leviatano, Capo Carbonara MPA, Ketos, University of Palermo, ATUTAX, University of Barcelona, University of Cadiz, Nereide) that share common protocols for data collection across different routes in the Mediterranean Sea. For cetaceans monitoring, data are collected by 2-3 dedicated observers (MMOs) placed on both sides of command deck of ferries during the entire trip, following standard line transect protocol. Observations are undertaken only in good weather conditions (Beaufort state <4). Each observer covers an angle of 130┬░ from the bow. Back of the ship is checked only randomly to avoid double counting of sightings. In case of sighting, animals are not approached but distance and angle from the trackline are recorded, together with number of animals or group size estimation (minimum-maximum-best), presence of juveniles, behavior and response to the ship (escape-approach-indifferent). The dataset here provided consists of sighting data of marine mammals collected between January 2014 and December 2018, along the ferry route between Italy and Spain, crossing the Western Mediterranean Sea region: Tyrrhenian Sea, Sardinian Sea and Balearic Sea. The transect was surveyed all year round, in good weather conditions (Beaufort <4), covering more than 71.300 km over 291 transect lines. During the effort period, a total of 1432 georeferenced sightings of cetacean species were registered, of 8 identified species: Balaenoptera physalus, Physeter macrocephalus, Ziphius cavirostris,Tursiops truncatus, Stenella coeruleoalba, Delphinus delphis, Globicephala melas, Grampus griseus

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, Fast passenger ferries, Marine mammals, Sea route monitoring, Seasonal, Strip transect, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Mediterranean Region, Mammalia, Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758), Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, 1758, Globicephala melas (Traill, 1809), Grampus griseus (G. Cuvier, 1812), Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758, Stenella coeruleoalba (Meyen, 1833), Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821), Ziphius cavirostris Cuvier, 1823

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 2,2365; MinLat: 40,8912 - MaxLong: 11,5229; MaxLat: 42,026 [WGS84]
Mediterranean Region [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
January 2014 - December 2018

Taxonomic coverage
Mammalia [WoRMS]
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Globicephala melas (Traill, 1809) [WoRMS]
Grampus griseus (G. Cuvier, 1812) [WoRMS]
Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Stenella coeruleoalba (Meyen, 1833) [WoRMS]
Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) [WoRMS]
Ziphius cavirostris Cuvier, 1823 [WoRMS]

Parameter

Contributors
Accademia Del Leviatanodata creatordata manager
Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA)data creator

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Publication
Based on this dataset
Arcangeli, A.; Campana, I.; Bologna, M.A. (2017). Influence of seasonality on cetacean diversity, abundance, distribution and habitat use in the western Mediterranean Sea: Implications for conservation. Aquat. Conserv. 27(5): 995-1010. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1002/aqc.2758
Arcangeli, A. et al. (2016). Intra-annual changes in cetacean occurrence in the Western Mediterranean Sea. Annals of Marine Biology and Research 3(1): 1014
Campana, I. et al. (2018). Seasonal patterns of floating macro-litter across the Western Mediterranean Sea: a potential threat for cetacean species. Rendiconti Lincei-Scienze Fisiche e Naturali 29(2): 453-467. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s12210-018-0680-0
Describing this dataset
Arcangeli, A. et al. (2013). Avvistamenti stagionali di Balaenoptera physalus nelle Bocche di Bonifacio (Santuario Pelagos) = Seasonal sightings of Balaenoptera physalus in the Bonifacio Strait (Pelagos Sanctuary). Biol. Mar. Medit. 20(1): 252-253
Campana, I. et al. (2015). Cetacean response to summer maritime traffic in the Western Mediterranean Sea. Mar. Environ. Res. 109: 1-8. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.marenvres.2015.05.009
Arcangeli, A. et al. (2015). Cetaceans at risk by plastic debris: First results from the Fixed Line Transect Mediterranean monitoring network. Biol. Mar. Medit. 22(1): 248-249
Arcangeli, A. et al. (2014). Cetacei, uccelli pelagici, tartarughe marine, traffico marittimo e rifiuti marini galleggianti: potenzialità di una raccolta dati sinottica multidisciplinare nella regione marina del Mediterraneo occidentale = Cetaceans, marine birds, sea turtles, marine traffic and floated marine litter: potential of a synoptic multi-disciplinary data collection in the Western Mediterranean marine region. Biol. Mar. Medit. 21(1): 366-368
Campana, I. et al. (2017). Seasonal characterisation of maritime traffic and the relationship with cetacean presence in the Western Mediterranean Sea. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 115(1-2): 282-291. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.12.008


Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2020-03-03
Information last updated: 2020-03-11
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