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Data on cetacean occurrence collected during the project “Identification and initial assessment of cetacean groupings in coastal waters of the north-western Black Sea, Ukrainian sector” funded by ACCOBAMS 2016-2017

Latest version published by Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea (UkrSCES) on Mar 27, 2019 Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea (UkrSCES)

The data contain information collected during the implementation of the ACCOBAMS Project "Identification and initial assessment of cetacean groupings in coastal waters of the north-western Black Sea, Ukrainian sector" 2016-2017 on the occurrence of the cetaceans in the north-western part of the Black Sea including photo identification surveys and linear-transect surveys of density and abundance.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 438 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Gol'din P, Gladilina E, Savenko O, Vishnyakova K, Ivanchikova J, Derkacheva T, Gulak B, Kriukova A, Polyanska K, Neprokin O (2017): Data on cetacean occurrence collected during the project “Identification and initial assessment of cetacean groupings in coastal waters of the north-western Black Sea, Ukrainian sector” funded by ACCOBAMS. v1. Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea (UkrSCES). Dataset/Occurrence. http://gp.sea.gov.ua:8082/ipt/resource?r=accobams_2016-2017&v=1.0

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea (UkrSCES). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 24aa45a4-dc45-4138-98e0-513fbedb8344.  Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea (UkrSCES) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Ocean Biogeographic Information System.

Keywords

Occurrence; Black Sea; cetaceans; Phocoena; Delphinus; Tursiops; Ukraine; Observation; photo identification; line-transect survey

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Elena Gladilina
Researcher
Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea 89 Frantsuzsky Blvd. 65009 Odesa UA
Oksana Savenko
Researcher
Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea 89 Frantsuzsky Blvd. 65009 Odesa UA
Pavel Gol'din
Leading Researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology 15 B. Khmelnytskogo Street 01030 Kyiv UA +38 044 2351070
http://www.izan.kiev.ua/eng/deps/depmorph/goldin.htm
Karina Vishnyakova
Researcher
Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea 89 Frantsuzsky Blvd. 65009 Odesa UA
Oleksandr Neprokin
Head of Department
Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea 89 Frantsuzsky Blvd. 65009 Odesa UA +38 0482 637334
https://www.oceanexpert.net/expert/19193

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Karina Vishnyakova
Researcher
Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea 89 Frantsuzsky Blvd. 65009 Odesa UA
Oleksandr Neprokin
Head of Department
Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea 89 Frantsuzsky Blvd. 65009 Odesa UA +38 0482 637334
https://www.oceanexpert.net/expert/19193
Pavel Gol'din
Senior Researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology 15 B. Khmelnytskogo Street 01030 Kyiv UA +38 044 2351070
http://www.izan.kiev.ua/eng/deps/depmorph/goldin.htm

Who filled in the metadata:

Oleksandr Neprokin
Head of Department
Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea 89 Frantsuzsky Blvd. 65009 Odesa UA +38 0482 637334
https://www.oceanexpert.net/expert/19193
Karina Vishnyakova
Researcher
Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea 89 Frantsuzsky Blvd. 65009 Odesa UA
Pavel Gol'din
Senior Researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology 15 B. Khmelnytskogo Street 01030 Kyiv UA +38 044 2351070
http://www.izan.kiev.ua/eng/deps/depmorph/goldin.htm

Who else was associated with the resource:

Distributor
Oleksandr Neprokin
Head of Department
Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea 89, Frantsuzskyi Blv. 65009 Odesa UA +38 0482 637334
https://www.oceanexpert.net/expert/19193

Geographic Coverage

This data set is focused on two coastal areas: (a) waters near the Dzharylgach (or Jarilgac in another transcription) Island, and particularly in the Dzharylgach Bay (b) waters near the Danube delta

Bounding Coordinates South West [45, 29], North East [46.7, 33.5]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Subspecies  Phocoena phocoena relicta (Harbour porpoise),  Tursiops truncatus ponticus (Bottlenose dolphin),  Delphinus delphis ponticus (Common dolphin)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2016-06-23 / 2017-12-31

Project Data

The project is conducted by the Ukrainian Scientific Center of Ecology of the Sea (UkrSCES) in Odessa, Ukraine, with the expert support of Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The UkrSCES is the main institution of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine in the field of marine ecological research. The project is aimed to increase knowledge about population structure and local distribution of the Black Sea cetaceans, among which there are endangered Black Sea bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoises and vulnerable common dolphins.

Title Identification and initial assessment of cetacean groupings in coastal waters of the north-western Black Sea, Ukrainian sector
Funding ACCOBAMS Secretariat Jardin de l’UNESCO Les Terrasses de Fontvieille MC 98000 Monaco
Study Area Description This study is focused on two coastal areas where the highest densities of cetaceans: (a) waters near the Dzharylgach (or Jarilgac in another transcription) Island, and particularly in the Dzharylgach Bay (b) waters near the Danube delta In addition, the third area potentially important for cetaceans is covered by the study, the Hrigoryevsky Bay, where a summer resident local group of common dolphins was recently discovered.
Design Description Project activities included photo identification boat cruises, a cetacean density survey, observations at sea from the platforms of opportunity, observations and photo identification efforts from coastal platforms and coastal surveys for monitoring of strandings.

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
Elena Gladilina
Principal Investigator
Pavel Gol'din
Principal Investigator
Victor Komorin
Author
Oleksandr Neprokin
Author
Oksana Savenko
Author
Karina Vishnyakova

Sampling Methods

The linear transect survey (LTS) were designed according to standard principles of distance sampling (Buckland, 2004; Buckland et al., 2001). The survey platform was the yacht 8.8 m long; two pairs of observers, equipped by binoculars (10x40 and 10x50), changed after 30 minutes, and a dedicated operator recorded the data. The survey was conducted under good weather conditions (sea state less than 2 points of the Beaufort scale, visibility more than 5 km, zero precipitation). Boat speed was on average 9.5 km/h, at maximum 11 km/h. The observer eye height was 2.5 m. Tracks and coordinates were recorded, using the GPS navigator Garmin eTrex 30. Protocols of effort and registrations were filled in during the surveys. Species, group size, distance and angle from the moving boat were recorded at each encounter. In addition, behaviour types were recorded: fast movement, normal movement, feeding, etc., as well as behaviour in relation to the boat: avoiding, attraction or neutral. Individual photo identification was conducted from small boats, with a dedicated person responsible for protocol and coordinate logging. Tracks and coordinates were recorded, using the GPS navigator Garmin eTrex 30. Protocols of effort and registrations were filled in during the surveys.

Study Extent two coastal areas: (a) waters near the Dzharylgach (or Jarilgac in another transcription) Island, and particularly in the Dzharylgach Bay (b) waters near the Danube delta warm season (from April to October)

Method step description:

  1. LTS (Linear transect surveys) The linear transect survey (LTS) was designed according to standard principles of distance sampling (Buckland, 2004; Buckland et al., 2001). Density and abundance, cluster (group) density were estimated by analytical tools based on detection probability functions for distance sampling (Buckland et al., 2001), using Distance 7.0 software (Thomas et al., 2010). Photo identification. The basis of the method is the principle of individual identification with natural labels on the body and on the dorsal fin in particular (Würsig and Jefferson, 1990; Wilson et al., 1999; Urian et al., 2015).

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Purpose The data set was developed according to Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea (UkrSCES) under the provisions of the project funded as a part of ACCOBAMS activities.
Maintenance Description As needed
Alternative Identifiers 24aa45a4-dc45-4138-98e0-513fbedb8344
http://gp.sea.gov.ua:8082/ipt/resource?r=accobams_2016-2017