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Areas of special importance for cetaceans in the ACCOBAMS area
 
Areas of special importance for the common dolphin and other cetaceans
  1. Kalamos (Greece);
  2. The Alborán Sea;
  3. Waters surrounding the island of Ischia (south-eastern Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy);
  4. Waters surrounding the island of Malta and south-eastern Sicily, Italy;
  5. The eastern Ionian Sea and the Gulf of Corinth (Greece);
  6. The Sazani Island – Karaburuni Peninsula (Adriatic and Ionian Sea, Albania);
  7. The Gulf of Saronikos and adjacent waters (Argo-Saronikos and southern Evvoikos Gulf, Greece);
  8. Waters surrounding the northern Sporades (Greece);
  9. The northern Aegean Sea (Greece); and
  10. Waters surrounding the Dodecanese (Greece).
Areas of special importance for Black Sea cetaceans
  1. The Kerch Strait for the bottlenose dolphin and the harbour porpoise (Russian Federation, Ukraine);
  2. Cape Sarych to Cape Khersones for bottlenose and common dolphins and the harbour porpoise (Ukraine); and
  3. Cape Anaklia to Sarp for the common dolphin and the harbour porpoise (Georgia).
Areas of special importance for the bottlenose dolphin
  1. The Amvrakikos Gulf (northwestern Greece);
  2. Waters along east coast of the Cres-Lošinj archipelago (designated as part of Croatian ecological network, proposed for protection as regional park, and recognized as a potential NATURA 2000 site) ;
  3. The Turkish Straits system (also used by all Black Sea cetacean species);
  4. North western area of Sardinia (Italy); and
  5. Tuscany archipelago (Italy).
Area of special importance for the sperm whale
  1. Southwest Crete and the Hellenic Trench (Greece).
Areas of special importance and diversity for various cetacean species
  1. The Alborán Sea and the Strait of Gibraltar, critical habitat and migration corridor for large numbers of ten of the region’s cetacean species, being the most diverse cetacean habitat in the ACCOBAMS region;
  2. The Strait of Sicily for fin whales and common, bottlenose and striped dolphins; and
  3. Sallum marine protected area (Egypt), sensitive marine ecosystems, including seagrass meadows, shallow and intermediate depth marine habitats.

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Last Updated (Sunday, 09 November 2014 16:01)

 
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