Dolphins and sea turtle monitoring in the Pelagie Archipelago (Italy) from 2004 to 2006

In January 2004 the Life and System Biology Department of the University of Turin (Italy) started a systematic survey of the mega-fauna in the framework of the Life Project Del.Ta. NAT/IT/000163. Dataset LAMPEDUSA_2004-2006 includes 3 years of effort (survey track) and sightings data of cetaceans and marine reptiles, collected from dedicated trained Marine Mammal Observers (MMOs) on board of an inflatable boat, in the Pelagie Archipelago (Sicily Strait, Mediterranean Sea). MMOs placed on both sides of the inflatable boat collected data following random and fixed transect, each observer covering an angle of 130° from the bow, and monitoring mega-fauna presence and distribution.

Metadata Access
Publisher Blue-Cloud Data Discovery & Access service; EurOBIS - EMODnet Biology
Contributor Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ); University of Turin; Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology
Publication Year 2024
OpenAccess true
Contact blue-cloud-support(at)
Discipline Marine Science
Spatial Coverage (12.184W, 35.342S, 12.800E, 35.688N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2004-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2006-12-01T00:00:00Z