Aerial surveys of marine mammals and other fauna around Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire, November 2013

S.C.V. Geelhoed, N. Janinhoff, J.P. Verdaat, R.S.A. van Bemmelen, M. Scheidat

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Abstract

In November 2013 aerial surveys were conducted for the first time in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire to evaluate aerial surveys as a tool for marine mammal surveys in these waters, and to assess the distribution and abundance of marine mammals. A secondary aim of these surveys was to collect data on the occurrence of other megafauna (e.g. sharks, rays, turtles) and seabirds. Marine mammals were assessed using distance sampling methods; for other species a strip transect method was applied.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Burg
PublisherIMARES
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameReport / IMARES Wageningen UR
PublisherIMARES
No.C012/14

Keywords

  • aerial surveys
  • fauna
  • mammals
  • inventories
  • marine areas
  • caribbean

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