Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles of the Mediterranean and Black Seas
IUCN, 2012 - Biodiversity - 34 pages
Presents information on the conservation status of the marine mammals and sea turtles that inhabit the Mediterranean and Black Seas. Each species has previously been classified by IUCN at global level and here we present the first results of the regional assessment for those cetacean species resident in the Mediterranean Sea. It also focuses on the main threats that affect their survival and growth and makes recommendations to better preserve them. It presents brief details on resident species (those recorded all year round and breeding in the region), visitor species (scarcer but occurring regularly every year) and vagrant species (rare and unexpected ones that do not occur annually). This booklet also summarizes the current global status of visitor and vagrant cetaceans in the Mediterranean and the status of the endemic cetacean species in the Black Sea, the conservation status of the only Mediterranean seal species, and the latest information available on marine turtles. -- Publisher.
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Longfinned PilotWhale Globicephaa melas
H umpback Whale Megaptera no vaeangliae
Green Turtle Cheonia mydas
Conservation measures and international treaties
abundance ACCOBAMS Alboran Sea animals Atlantic Average adult length Balaenoptera BARCOM basin BCCEW Black Sea BRIEF DESCRIPTION by-catch cetacean species cetaceans Cetartiodactyla Cetacea unranked CITES Common Bottlenose Dolphin conservation status Convention Critically Endangered DATA DEFICIENT DD HD Delphinidae Delphinidae Genus DISTRIBUTION AND MAIN driftnets entanglement in ﬁshing Family Fin Whale ﬁsh ﬁshing gear gillnets Global status Green Turtle individuals IUCN RED LIST Killer Whale LIST IUCN RED LIST Mediterranean status Loggerhead Turtle lUCN MAIN THREATS Mammalia Order mammals and sea marine turtles Mediterranean and Black Mediterranean Monk Seal Mediterranean Sea Mediterranean Sea residents migrate Mysticeti Mysticeti unranked nesting beaches Odontoceti Odontoceti unranked offshore pelagic Phocoena pinniped pollution POPULATION STATUS RED LIST IUCN RED LIST Mediterranean Regional Red List resident marine mammals Sea of Marmara sea turtles Short-beaked Common Dolphin sonar Specialist Group Sperm Whale squid Striped Dolphin subspecies taxon TAXONOMIC CLASSIFICATION TAXONOMIC CLASSIFICATION Class tion underwater noise Vulnerable