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CETSIC: Presence of cetaceans in Sicilian waters, Ionian and Tyrrhenian Sea (records 2008-2019) [Presenza di cetacei nelle acque siciliane, Mar Ionio e Tirreno (osservazioni 2008-2019)]
Monaco, Clara; Garofalo, Dario; Pellegrino, Giuliana; Raffa, Alessandra; MareCamp Association;(2020); Presence of cetaceans in Sicilian waters, Ionian and Tyrrhenian Sea (records 2008-2019).
Contact: Monaco, Clara ;

Access data
Archived data
Availability: Unrestricted after moratorium period
Data are initially restricted, but the access condition relaxes to academic or unrestricted once a specified period of time after an event (such as collection, publication, completion of QC procedures or project cessation) has elapsed

Notes: The dataset will be free downloadable after the publishing of some scientific papers of Marecamp yet in press.

Data collection on population size and distribution of cetaceans in Sicily, Ionian Sea, promoted by the MareCamp association thanks to the citizen science initiative "Report a sighting and help the research" through phone and e-mail communications made by yachtsmen and fishers, and also filling in the following online form Data here provided were collected in 2008-2019 period. The project is ongoing; sightings are reported in the database only if the advisories have good photos of reference able to distinguish the species and the area of observation. Presence of boats, fishing activities, other species like birds, fish, jellyfish, meteorological and sea conditions are also collected.

Biology > Mammals
Marine/Coastal, Citizen science, Visual observation, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, Ionian Sea, MED, Tyrrhenian Sea, Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758), Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, 1758, Grampus griseus (G. Cuvier, 1812), Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758), Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758, Pseudorca crassidens (Owen, 1846), Stenella coeruleoalba (Meyen, 1833), Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821)

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 13,3187; MinLat: 36,6691 - MaxLong: 15,7106; MaxLat: 38,2947 [WGS84]
MED, Ionian Sea [Marine Regions]
MED, Tyrrhenian Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
2008 - 2019

Taxonomic coverage
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Grampus griseus (G. Cuvier, 1812) [WoRMS]
Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Pseudorca crassidens (Owen, 1846) [WoRMS]
Stenella coeruleoalba (Meyen, 1833) [WoRMS]
Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) [WoRMS]

Monaco, Clara, data providerdata creator

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Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Citizen science
Metadatarecord created: 2020-06-22
Information last updated: 2022-03-23
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