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Record number 425067
Title Cruise report seabird and cetacean survey Saba bank expedition October 2011
Author(s) Geelhoed, S.C.V.; Verdaat, J.P.
Source Den Burg : IMARES (Report / IMARES Wageningen UR C062/12) - 13
Department(s) Ecosystemen
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) zeezoogdieren - zeevogels - mariene ecologie - saba - sint-maarten (eiland) - sint eustatius - marine mammals - sea birds - marine ecology - saba - saint martin (island) - sint eustatius
Categories Marine Ecology
Abstract In October 2011 an expedition took place to the Saba Bank, on board of the ship the Caribbean Explorer II. Main aim of the expedition was collecting data on underwater fauna and coral reefs. Apart from that data were collected on nutrients, water flow, sponges and seabirds and marine mammals. Data on the last group were collected by deploying acoustic data loggers, and by means of visual surveys. These visual surveys were conducted whenever the other activities permitted it. This cruise report presents an brief overview of the results obtained during the October 2011 survey. It contains a short day to day report, a full list of all birds, mammals and particular pieces of floating matter seen, and a brief presentation of the results. Furthermore the report contains a brief account of observed birds on Sint Maarten, since published accounts on the birdlife of the island are scarce.
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