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Marine mammal observations during seismic surveys from 1994-2010 2015

Marine Human Activities JNCC Publications Pressures 0963-8091 Cetacean Evidence Habitats Directive JNCC report series Mammals Marine Monitoring Species Surveillance and Monitoring 463a

Abstract

The aim of the analysis was to identify any effects of seismic operations on marine mammals and any long-term trends in compliance with the JNCC guidelines. The analysis focused on general trends in survey effort and species distribution; detection rates, closest distance of approach to the airguns, behaviour and the effectiveness of the soft start (all comparing airguns firing versus not firing) and general trends in compliance with the JNCC seismic guidelines.

Please note JNCC Report 463b is the accompanying report to JNCC Report 463a.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2015·03·01

Citation
Stone, C.J., (2015), Marine mammal observations during seismic surveys from 1994 - 2010, JNCC Report No. 463a, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This report presents the results of an analysis of Marine Mammal Observer data, from seismic survey consents from 1994 to 2010 in UK waters.

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher

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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