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Marine Mammals and Megafauna in Irish Waters - Behaviour, Distribution and Habitat Use- Final Summary Report.
Berrow, S.D.; O’Brien, J.; O’Connor, I.; McGrath, D.; Wall, D.
Irish waters are internationally important for cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises), with 24 species recorded to date. These range from the harbour porpoise, the smallest species in European waters, to the blue whale, the largest animal to ever have lived on Earth. All cetaceans and their habitats are protected under Irish and international law. The research termed Marine Mammals and Megafauna in Irish Waters – behaviour, distribution and habitat use was delivered under six Work Packages. The deliverables under this project will provide data which could be used to address a wide range of issues, and will contribute to developing policy advice on meeting Ireland’s statutory obligations.
Keyword(s): Mapping; distribution; relative abundance; marine megafauna; Irish EEZ; recommendations; monitoring obligations; static; passive; acoustic monitoring; SAM; PAM; Annex II species; SACs; biotelemetry; satellite tracking; GIS; ecosystem links
Publication Date:
2013
Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Marine Institute
Citation(s): Berrow, S.D., O’Brien, J., O’Connor, I., McGrath, D. and Wall, D. (Marine Institute, 2013). Marine Mammals and Megafauna in Irish Waters - Behaviour, Distribution and Habitat Use- Final Summary Report. Marine Research Sub-Programme (NDP 2007-’13), PBA/ME/07/005(02).
Publisher(s): Marine Institute
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