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Marine mammal observations during seismic surveys in 2001 and 2002 2006

Marine Human Activities JNCC Publications Pressures 0963-8091 Cetacean Evidence JNCC report series Mammals Marine Monitoring Surveillance and Monitoring 359


There were 1,267 occasions when marine mammals were seen, with a total of 19,969 individuals recorded. White-beaked dolphins were the commonest species encountered, but minke whales, white-sided dolphins, killer whales and harbour porpoises were also seen, with other species occurring in low numbers. Most sightings occurred during July, in the northern North Sea and to the west of Shetland.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2006·08·01

Stone, C.J. (2006) Marine mammal observations during seismic surveys in 2001 and 2002, JNCC Report No. 359, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

This report concerns observations of marine mammals seen during seismic surveys used for oil exploration in 2001-02.

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC author

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·08·20

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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