Original provider: Observatoire PELAGIS - Reseau National Echouage (French stranding network) - UAR 3462 University La Rochelle - CNRS Dataset credits: Observatoire PELAGIS UAR 3462, University La Rochelle - CNRS- Agence des Aires Marines Protégées - Direction de l'Eau et de la Biodiversité Abstract: The French stranding network is co-ordinated by the Joint Service Unit PELAGIS, UAR 3462, University of La Rochelle-CNRS, dedicated to monitoring marine mammal and seabird populations, as a continuous monitoring programme. The network is constituted of around 300 trained volunteers distributed along the whole French coast who collect data according to a standardized observation and dissection protocol. The network was established in the early 1970’s and its organisation and procedures are considered unchanged since the mid 1980’s. Data are centralized into a single database held in La Rochelle. Purpose: With over 23,000 entries, the stranding data base documented since 1970 by the French stranding network provides one of the largest dataset on cetaceans in Europe. Stranding data would rank high in cost-effectiveness compared to most other sources of data on cetaceans because they are do not require to any expensive field work at sea. As a result of their comparatively low cost per unit effort, stranding data can be collected across wide spatial and temporal ranges and at fine resolution. For scientific purposes, the term “stranding” is commonly used for either live or dead specimen. Supplemental information: [2022-01-18] Data in 2020 were appended. [2018-04-26] Records in 2016 were appended. [2017-01-05] Records in 2015 were appended. Time and group size of the sightings are not available online. They may be released upon request.
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Dabin, W. 2022. Observatoire Pelagis - Reseau National Echouage (French stranding network) strandings 1934-2020. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1406) on yyyy-mm-dd.
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Occurrence,Marine Animal Survey,Strandings,Marine Biology,Marine mammals,Visual Sighting,Land-based,Cetaceans,Pinnipeds; Observation; Occurrence
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|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-66.116, -180], North East [51.083, 180]|
Scientific names are based on the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
|Order||Cetacea (cetaceans), Cetacea (cetaceans), Cetacea (cetaceans)|
|Suborder||Mysticeti (baleen whales), Odontoceti (toothed whales)|
|Family||Balaenopteridae (rorquals), Delphinidae (dolphins), Phocidae (earless seals), Phocidae (earless seals), Hyperoodontidae|
|Genus||Arctocephalus (southern fur seals), Kogia (pygmy sperm whales), Kogia (pygmy sperm whales)|
|Species||Arctocephalus forsteri (Australasian fur seal), Arctocephalus forsteri (Australasian fur seal), Arctocephalus tropicalis (Amsterdam fur seal), Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Minke Whale), Balaenoptera bonaerensis (Antarctic Minke Whale), Balaenoptera borealis (Sei Whale), Balaenoptera edeni (Eden's whale), Balaenoptera musculus (Blue Whale), Balaenoptera physalus (Fin Whale), Berardius arnuxii (Arnoux's Beaked Whale), Cephalorhynchus commersonii (Commerson's Dolphin), Cystophora cristata (Hooded Seal), Delphinus delphis (Short-beaked Common Dolphin), Delphinapterus leucas (Beluga), Dugong dugon (Dugong), Erignathus barbatus (Bearded Seal), Eubalaena australis (Southern Right Whale), Feresa attenuata (Pygmy Killer Whale), Feresa attenuata (Pygmy Killer Whale), Globicephala macrorhynchus (Short-finned Pilot Whale), Globicephala melas (Long-finned Pilot Whale), Grampus griseus (Risso's Dolphin), Halichoerus grypus (Atlantic gray seal), Hydrurga leptonyx (Leopard seal), Hyperoodon ampullatus (Northern bottlenose whale), Hyperoodon planifrons (Southern Bottlenose Whale), Indopacetus pacificus (Longman's Beaked Whale), Kogia breviceps (Pygmy Sperm Whale), Kogia sima (Dwarf Sperm Whale), Lagenodelphis hosei (Fraser's Dolphin), Lagenorhynchus acutus (Atlantic White-sided Dolphin), Lagenorhynchus albirostris (White-beaked Dolphin), Leptonychotes weddellii (Weddell Seal), Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale), Mesoplodon bidens (Sowerby's Beaked Whale), Mesoplodon densirostris (Blainville's Beaked Whale), Mesoplodon europaeus (Gervais' Beaked Whale), Mesoplodon layardii (Layard's beaked whale), Mirounga leonina (Southern Elephant Seal), Odobenus rosmarus (Walrus), Orcinus orca (Killer Whale), Pagophilus groenlandicus (Harp Seal), Peponocephala electra (Melon-headed Whale), Pagophilus groenlandicus (Harp Seal), Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal), Phocoena phocoena (Harbor Porpoise), Physeter macrocephalus (Sperm Whale), Pseudorca crassidens (False Killer Whale), Pusa hispida (Ringed Seal), Sotalia fluviatilis (Gray Dolphin), Sotalia guianensis, Stenella attenuata (Pantropical Spotted Dolphin), Stenella clymene (Clymene Dolphin), Stenella coeruleoalba (Striped Dolphin), Stenella frontalis (Atlantic Spotted Dolphin), Stenella longirostris (Spinner Dolphin), Steno bredanensis (Rough-toothed Dolphin), Trichechus manatus (West Indian Manatee), Tursiops aduncus (Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphin), Tursiops aduncus (Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphin), Tursiops truncatus (Common Bottlenose Dolphin), Ziphius cavirostris (Cuvier's Beaked Whale)|
|Subspecies||Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda (Pygmy blue whale), Globicephala melas edwardii (Southern Longfinned Pilot Whale)|
|Start Date / End Date||1934-04-17 / 2020-12-31|
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|Title||Observatoire Pelagis - Reseau National Echouage (French stranding network) strandings 1934-2020|
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|Purpose||With over 23,000 entries, the stranding data base documented since 1970 by the French stranding network provides one of the largest dataset on cetaceans in Europe. Stranding data would rank high in cost-effectiveness compared to most other sources of data on cetaceans because they are do not require to any expensive field work at sea. As a result of their comparatively low cost per unit effort, stranding data can be collected across wide spatial and temporal ranges and at fine resolution. For scientific purposes, the term “stranding” is commonly used for either live or dead specimen.|