Data used in annual distribution and relative abundance maps of cetacean occurrence in north-west European waters


The following data were those used in the annual distribution and relative abundance maps of Reid, J.B., Evans, P.G.H., & Northridge, S.P., (2003), Atlas of Cetacean distribution in north-west European waters. Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough.


Reference should be made to the interpretation section of the annual maps and the Methods chapter of the Atlas, in order to interpret these data appropriately.


Terms and Conditions of data use



  • Humpback whale                            Megaptera novaeangliae      (XLS,  0.27mb)
  • Minke whale                                     Balaenoptera acutorostrata  (XLS,  0.27mb)
  • Sei whale                                          Balaenoptera borealis          (XLS,  0.27mb)
  • Fin whale                                          Balaenoptera physalus         (XLS,  0.27mb)
  • Sperm whale                                    Physeter macrocephalus     (XLS,  0.21mb)
  • Northern bottlenose whale            Hyperoodon ampullatus      (XLS,  0.27mb)
  • Beaked whales                                Mesoplodonspp.                    (XLS,  0.27mb)
  • Common bottlenose dolphin        Tursiops truncatus                 (XLS,  0.27mb)
  • Striped dolphin                                Stenella coeruleoalba           (XLS,  0.27mb)
  • Short-beaked common dolphin   Delphinus delphis                   (XLS,  0.21mb)
  • White-beaked dolphin                    Lagenorhynchus albirostris  (XLS,  0.27mb)
  • Atlantic white-sided dolphin          Lagenorhynchus acutus        (XLS,  0.27mb)
  • Risso's dolphin                               Grampus griseus                     (XLS,  0.27mb)
  • Killer whale                                      Orcinus orca                              (XLS,  0.27mb)
  • Long-finned pilot whale                 Globicephala melas                (XLS,  0.27mb)
  • Harbour porpoise                           Phocoena phocoena                (XLS,  0.27mb)


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