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The identification of discrete and persistent areas of relatively high harbour porpoise density in the wider UK marine area 2015

Marine JNCC Publications UK Biodiversity 0963-8091 Cetacean Evidence JNCC report series Mammals Marine Monitoring Species Species Status Surveillance and Monitoring 544

Abstract

For the further development of the UK’s Natura 2000 network, a network of nature protection areas established under the EU Birds and Habitats Directive, identifying discrete and persistent areas of relatively high harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) density, was required for the UK marine area out to the 200 nautical miles limit.

This report provides the results of detailed analyses of 18 years of survey data in the Joint Cetacean Protocol (JCP), undertaken to inform the identification of discrete and persistent areas of relatively high harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) density in the UK marine area within the UK Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Resource type Publication

Topic category Oceans

Reference date 2015·03·01

Citation
Heinänen, S. & Skov, H. 2015. The identification of discrete and persistent areas of relatively high harbour porpoise density in the wider UK marine area, JNCC Report No. 544, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This report provides the results of detailed analyses of 18 years of survey data in the Joint Cetacean Protocol.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·05·20

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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