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Cetacean Offshore Distribution and Abundance in the European Atlantic (CODA) - WC04016

The project will deliver the first comprehensive estimates of common dolphin abundance in offshore European Atlantic waters. Abundance will also be estimated for other delphinid species found primarily offshore, such as Atlantic white-sided dolphin and striped-dolphin. These abundance estimates together with those from (SCANS II) will enable the first assessment of the impact of common dolphin and other small cetacean bycatch in European Atlantic waters and also allow the impact of seismic and sonar activities on cetacean species offshore to be addressed.
Project Documents
• Final Report : WC04016 - Cetacean Offshore Distribution and Abundance in European Atlantic Waters (CODA) Final Report   (1841k)
• Information Leaflet : Whales and dolphins in the offshore European Atlantic – how many are there?   (336k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2007

To: 2009

Cost: £250,001
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Sea Mammal Research Unit
Environmental Protection              
Nature conservation              
Wildlife conservation