Cetacean coordinated transborder monitoring using ferries as platforms of observation off Tunisia 2013-2014 - Ketos

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Original provider: Italo-Tunisian Cetacean Research Project Dataset credits: Atutax, Ketos, ISPRA, ACCOBAMS Abstract: Within the framework of the ACCOBAMS agreement a partnership of Italian and Tunisian research bodies is investigating the presence of cetacean, and the relationship with maritime traffic, within the region comprise among Tunisia-Sicily-Sardinia considered a critical habitat for cetacean species. To be able to systematically investigate the region, especially in high sea areas and all year round, ferries are used as platform of observations. Floating marine litter is experimentally investigated Supplemental information: The original data provided by ITUCRE include data owned by Atutax and Ketos, which is indicated in the data_owner column. Upon provider's request, the data are split into two datasets based on the ownership and this dataset includes those owned by Ketos. Twenty unidentified sightings were removed from the original data upon provider's request. A few sightings observed D.delphis and S.coeruleoalba together. Such sightings are split into two records, one for each species. The notes column mentions this processing.

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Letteri Tingali, M. 2015. Cetacean coordinated transborder monitoring using ferries as platforms of observation off Tunisia 2013-2014 - Ketos. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1264) on yyyy-mm-dd.


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Occurrence,Marine Animal Survey,Marine Biology,Marine mammals,Visual Sighting,Vessel; Observation; Occurrence

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Mario Letteri Tingali
  • Owner
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Primary contact
Associazione KETOS
  • Metadata Provider
  • Distributor
Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University
A328 LSRC building
27708 Durham
  • Originator
The Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS) and Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS)

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [36.794, 10.372], North East [42.063, 13.385]

Taxonomic Coverage

Scientific names are based on the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

Species Balaenoptera physalus (Fin Whale), Delphinus delphis (Short-beaked Common Dolphin), Stenella coeruleoalba (Striped Dolphin), Tursiops truncatus (Common Bottlenose Dolphin)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2013-12-18 / 2014-12-18

Project Data

No Description available

Title Cetacean coordinated transborder monitoring using ferries as platforms of observation off Tunisia 2013-2014 - Ketos
Funding NA

The personnel involved in the project:

Mario Letteri Tingali
  • Owner

Sampling Methods


Study Extent NA

Method step description:

  1. NA

Collection Data

Collection Name zd_1264
Collection Identifier zd_1264
Parent Collection Identifier OBIS-SEAMAP

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Purpose Not available
Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.env.duke.edu/resource?r=zd_1264