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Cetacean abundance and distribution in European Atlantic shelf waters to inform conservation and management. / Hammond, Philip Steven; Macleod, Kelly; Berggren, Per; Borchers, David Louis; Burt, M Louise; Cañadas, Ana; Desportes, Genevieve; Donovan, Greg P; Gilles, Anita; Gillespie, Douglas Michael; Gordon, Jonathan Charles David; Hiby, Lex; Kuklik, Iwona; Leaper, Russell; Lehnert, Kristina; Leopold, Mardik; Lovell, Philip; Øien, Nils; Paxton, Charles G. M.; Ridoux, Vincent; Rogan, Emer; Samarra, Filipa Isabel Pereira; Scheidat, Meike; Sequeira, Marina; Siebert, Ursula; Skov, Henrik; Swift, Rene James; Tasker, Mark; Teilmann, Jonas; Van Canneyt, Olivier; Vázquez, José Antonio.

In: Biological Conservation, Vol. 164, 08.2013, p. 107-122.

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Hammond, PS, Macleod, K, Berggren, P, Borchers, DL, Burt, ML, Cañadas, A, Desportes, G, Donovan, GP, Gilles, A, Gillespie, DM, Gordon, JCD, Hiby, L, Kuklik, I, Leaper, R, Lehnert, K, Leopold, M, Lovell, P, Øien, N, Paxton, CGM, Ridoux, V, Rogan, E, Samarra, FIP, Scheidat, M, Sequeira, M, Siebert, U, Skov, H, Swift, RJ, Tasker, M, Teilmann, J, Van Canneyt, O & Vázquez, JA 2013, 'Cetacean abundance and distribution in European Atlantic shelf waters to inform conservation and management', Biological Conservation, vol. 164, pp. 107-122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2013.04.010

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Hammond, P. S., Macleod, K., Berggren, P., Borchers, D. L., Burt, M. L., Cañadas, A., ... Vázquez, J. A. (2013). Cetacean abundance and distribution in European Atlantic shelf waters to inform conservation and management. Biological Conservation, 164, 107-122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2013.04.010

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Hammond PS, Macleod K, Berggren P, Borchers DL, Burt ML, Cañadas A et al. Cetacean abundance and distribution in European Atlantic shelf waters to inform conservation and management. Biological Conservation. 2013 Aug;164:107-122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2013.04.010

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Hammond, Philip Steven ; Macleod, Kelly ; Berggren, Per ; Borchers, David Louis ; Burt, M Louise ; Cañadas, Ana ; Desportes, Genevieve ; Donovan, Greg P ; Gilles, Anita ; Gillespie, Douglas Michael ; Gordon, Jonathan Charles David ; Hiby, Lex ; Kuklik, Iwona ; Leaper, Russell ; Lehnert, Kristina ; Leopold, Mardik ; Lovell, Philip ; Øien, Nils ; Paxton, Charles G. M. ; Ridoux, Vincent ; Rogan, Emer ; Samarra, Filipa Isabel Pereira ; Scheidat, Meike ; Sequeira, Marina ; Siebert, Ursula ; Skov, Henrik ; Swift, Rene James ; Tasker, Mark ; Teilmann, Jonas ; Van Canneyt, Olivier ; Vázquez, José Antonio. / Cetacean abundance and distribution in European Atlantic shelf waters to inform conservation and management. In: Biological Conservation. 2013 ; Vol. 164. pp. 107-122.

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title = "Cetacean abundance and distribution in European Atlantic shelf waters to inform conservation and management",
abstract = "The European Union (EU) Habitats Directive requires Member States to monitor and maintain at favourable conservation status those species identified to be in need of protection, including all cetaceans. In July 2005 we surveyed the entire EU Atlantic continental shelf to generate robust estimates of abundance for harbour porpoise and other cetacean species. The survey used line transect sampling methods and purpose built data collection equipment designed to minimise bias in estimates of abundance. Shipboard transects covered 19,725 km in sea conditions ⩽Beaufort 4 in an area of 1,005,743 km2. Aerial transects covered 15,802 km in good/moderate conditions (⩽Beaufort 3) in an area of 364,371 km2. Thirteen cetacean species were recorded; abundance was estimated for harbour porpoise (375,358; CV = 0.197), bottlenose dolphin (16,485; CV = 0.422), white-beaked dolphin (16,536; CV = 0.303), short-beaked common dolphin (56,221; CV = 0.234) and minke whale (18,958; CV = 0.347). Abundance in 2005 was similar to that estimated in July 1994 for harbour porpoise, white-beaked dolphin and minke whale in a comparable area. However, model-based density surfaces showed a marked difference in harbour porpoise distribution between 1994 and 2005. Our results allow EU Member States to discharge their responsibilities under the Habitats Directive and inform other international organisations concerning the assessment of conservation status of cetaceans and the impact of bycatch at a large spatial scale. The lack of evidence for a change in harbour porpoise abundance in EU waters as a whole does not exclude the possibility of an impact of bycatch in some areas. Monitoring bycatch and estimation of abundance continue to be essential.",
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T1 - Cetacean abundance and distribution in European Atlantic shelf waters to inform conservation and management

AU - Hammond, Philip Steven

AU - Macleod, Kelly

AU - Berggren, Per

AU - Borchers, David Louis

AU - Burt, M Louise

AU - Cañadas, Ana

AU - Desportes, Genevieve

AU - Donovan, Greg P

AU - Gilles, Anita

AU - Gillespie, Douglas Michael

AU - Gordon, Jonathan Charles David

AU - Hiby, Lex

AU - Kuklik, Iwona

AU - Leaper, Russell

AU - Lehnert, Kristina

AU - Leopold, Mardik

AU - Lovell, Philip

AU - Øien, Nils

AU - Paxton, Charles G. M.

AU - Ridoux, Vincent

AU - Rogan, Emer

AU - Samarra, Filipa Isabel Pereira

AU - Scheidat, Meike

AU - Sequeira, Marina

AU - Siebert, Ursula

AU - Skov, Henrik

AU - Swift, Rene James

AU - Tasker, Mark

AU - Teilmann, Jonas

AU - Van Canneyt, Olivier

AU - Vázquez, José Antonio

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KW - Line transect sampling

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KW - Harbour porpoise

KW - Bottlenose dolphin

KW - Common dolphin

KW - White-beaked dolphin

KW - Minke whale

KW - Bycatch

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