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Antractic whale observation on a platform of opportunity abroad krill fishing vessel "Dalmor II", April - July 2011.

Latest version published by Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea (UkrSCES) on Jun 6, 2016 Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea (UkrSCES)

Karina Vishnyakova, an international scientific observer, conducted cetacean observations from a platform of opportunity, abroad polish trawler Dalmor II that fished Antarctic krill, during a cruise from March to July 2011. Most of the fishing season the vessel was in the CCAMLR statistical area 48.2, to the north-east of the South Orkney Islands. Observations were conducted on the vessel deck or on the bridge. The following data were recorded: observation details, time, geographical coordinates, species and number of animals in a group (or minimum abundance estimate), distance from the vessel and behavioral specific details. Also the photo material was collected. Over the observation period 50 sightings of at least 280 individuals were recorded. Vast majority of recorded sightings (90%) and individuals (at least 90%) were minke whales (Balaenoptera bonaerensis); humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) were recorded in 5 cases. The largest minke whale groups were recorded in first ten-day period of April. Whales in such groups demonstrated feeding behavior, actively fed on the high density krill aggregations. Probably such aggregations were later fished by vessels on those fishing grounds. Group size varied from 2-3 up to few tens individuals (in the mean 6 ± 9.23 (standard deviation), median 3 individuals). In first ten-day period of April average number of individuals in groups was 12 whales ( ± 15.75 (standard deviation), median 8 individuals). Frequency of occurrence did not correlated with the time of day. Distance to the animals also varied from few meters to 5-7 kilometers. However, direct interactions of whales with the vessel were never recorded. By late April – early May, number of sightings sharply declined, they became sporadic. During that period fast migrations of small whale groups were recorded. Also minke whales demonstrated «nervous» behavior, coming to the surface frequently and moving fast and jerky. Humpback whales were recorded in groups of 2-3 individuals at late April near the South Orkney Islands and early May near the South Shetland Islands.

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Vishnyakova K (2016): Antractic whale observation on a platform of opportunity abroad krill fishing vessel "Dalmor II", April - July 2011.. v1.9. Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea (UkrSCES). Dataset/Occurrence. http://gp.sea.gov.ua:8082/ipt/resource?r=whale_observation_ccamlr_ukrsces&v=1.9

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Keywords

Antarctic; whales observation; occurence; Humpback whale; Minke whale; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Karina Vishnyakova
Scientific Researcher
UkrSCES 89, Frantsuzskyi blvd. 65009 Odessa UA

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Karina Vishnyakova
Scientific Researcher
UkrSCES 89, Frantsuzskyi blvd. 65009 Odessa UA
Oleksandr Neprokin
Head of Department
UkrSCES 89, Frantsuzskyi blvd. 65009 Odessa UA
Oleksandr Lepyoshkin
Scientific Researcher
UkrSCES 89, Frantsuzskyi blvd. 65009 Odessa UA

Who filled in the metadata:

Karina Vishnyakova
Scientific Researcher
UkrSCES 89, Frantsuzskyi blvd. 65009 Odessa UA
Oleksandr Lepyoshkin
Scientific Researcher
UkrSCES 89, Frantsuzskyi blvd. 65009 Odessa UA
Oleksandr Neprokin
Head of Department
UkrSCES 89, Frantsuzskyi blvd. 65009 Odessa UA

Who else was associated with the resource:

Geographic Coverage

Whale observation data was collected abroad polish trawler Dalmor II that fished Antarctic krill in the CCAMLR statistical area 48. Observation details, group size, behavioral specific details were fixed. Also photo material was collected. There were 50 sightings of at least 280 individuals from March to July 2011. Vast majority sightings (90%) were minke whales (Balaenoptera bonaerensis). Also humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) were recorded.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-62.08, -59.27], North East [-60.16, -46.53]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2011-04-01 / 2011-06-22

Sampling Methods

visual observations on a platform of opportunity

Study Extent statistical subarea 48.2, 48.1; 01.04.2011 - 25.04.2011 - 48.2, 04.05.2011 - 14.05.2011 - 48.1, 20.05.2011 - 22.06.2011 - 48.2

Method step description:

  1. https://www.ccamlr.org/en/wg-fsa-11/11

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers http://gp.sea.gov.ua:8082/ipt/resource?r=whale_observation_ccamlr_ukrsces