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Dataset record

Type
Dataset
title in English
Mediterranean seabird surveys 99/00/02
Description in English
Replicate springtime (May - June) vessel-based surveys in the western Mediterranean during standardized trawl surveys of the Spanish continental shelf and slope over three years (1999, 2000, 2002), provide broad-scale information on seabird distributions from the Strait of Gibraltar to Cape Creus. All observations were made by the same observer (Jose Maria Arcos) during 1999, 2000, and 2002 using standardized strip-transect techniques (Tasker et al. 1984) with specific adaptations to the study area. A 300 m strip-width transect band was used, counting at both sides of the vessel (i.e., surveying a 600 m band) when the conditions (light and wind) were appropriate. Snap-shot counts for flying birds were used. All birds observed during the surveys were recorded and aggregated into 10-minute bins. To study the distribution and oceanographic habitat of seabirds in the Western Mediterranean during the spring (May - June) of multiple years. Surveys were conducted onboard B/O Cornide de Saavedra research vessel, as part of the annual MEDITS trawl surveys, extending along the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula, from the Strait of Gibraltar in the southwest to Cape Creus in the northeast. Maite Louzao processed the at-sea data, as part of her Ph.D. dissertation, in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Oro, at the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA), in Mallorca, Spain.
Abstract in English
Data of surveyed seabirds in the Western Mediterranean during the spring (May - June) of multiple years.
License
https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-4.0.html
bibliographicCitation
Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA) MEDITS seabird surveys 1999 / 2000 / 2002. In: OBIS-SEAMAP . OBIS-SEAMAP, http://seamap.env.duke.edu/, 2006-04-03 21:45:19.565569-04, vector digital data.
Version
1

Temporal coverage

Temporal
Start date
1999-5-5
End date
2002-6-13

Geographical coverage

Spatial
Mediterranean Region

Thesaurus terms

Keyword
Cornide de Saavedra
Marine birds
research vessel

Themes

theme
Biology > Birds

Taxonomic terms

Taxon keywords
Aves

Ownerships

contactPoint
Daniel Oro
contactPoint
Instituto Mediterraneo de Estudios Avanzados
contactPoint
Maite Louzao
contactPoint
Instituto Mediterraneo de Estudios Avanzados
creator
Instituto Mediterraneo de Estudios Avanzados

Dataset references

record
European Ocean Biodiversity Information System
record
Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations

Special collections

part of special collection
available through EurOBIS
EMODNET
Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning

Document metadata

date created
2009-06-09
date modified
2022-08-02