Marine mammal observations during seismic surveys in 2001 and 2002 2006
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.
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
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