[MARMAM] New publication: Cetacean sightings in the Western Black Sea in autumn 2007

Arda M. Tonay atonay at istanbul.edu.tr
Thu Oct 27 11:32:23 PDT 2011


Dear All,

 

Apologies for cross posting. 

 

We would like to inform you that the new article has been published in
Journal of Environment Protection and Ecology.

 

Dede, A., Tonay, A.M. 2010. Cetacean sightings in the Western Black Sea in
autumn 2007. Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology 11, No 4,
1491-1494

 

It is available online via the following link:

 

 <http://www.tour.teithe.gr/BSS_project/get_file.php?f=66>
http://www.tour.teithe.gr/BSS_project/get_file.php?f=66

 

Abstract

Cetacean sighting data were collected on a research cruise carried out in
autumn season

(27.10-02.11.2007) in the western Black Sea between Istanbul (Turkey) and
Constanta (Romania)

and vice versa. This research cruise was conducted with a 32-m research
vessel R/V YUNUS-S in

the international waters. Average speed of the vessel was 10 nautical
miles/h. At each sighting of

cetaceans, species, numbers of animals, location (coordinates), time,
behaviour of animals were recorded.

During the survey, totally 417 nm was covered and 33 h of effort was made.
The aim of the

preliminary study was understanding the size and distribution of dolphin
population in the western

Black Sea. During the study, totally 16 sightings (91 individuals) of three
species; common dolphin

(Delphinus delphis), bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and harbour
porpoise (Phocoena

phocoena) were recorded. Number of individuals and number of sightings are
61 common dolphins

in eight, 29 bottlenose dolphin in seven, and a harbour porpoise in one
observation. The overall

encounter rate was 3.83 sightings/100nmiles. Common dolphin was the most
often observed species

(50%), followed by the bottlenose dolphin (44%), and harbour porpoise (6%).

 

 

Arda M. TONAY PhD

Istanbul University Faculty of Fisheries

Marine Biology Dep.

Ordu Cad. No:200 Laleli, 34480 İstanbul, Turkey

Tel: 90 212 455 5700        Fax: 90 212 514 0379

atonay at istanbul.edu.tr     <http://suurunleri.istanbul.edu.tr/en/>
http://suurunleri.istanbul.edu.tr/en/

 

Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV)

P.Box: 10 Beykoz İstanbul, Turkey

Tel: 90 216 4240 772         Fax: 90 216 424 0771

www.tudav.org

 

 



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