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Research subject/title:
Zenon: distribution and activity patterns of Ziphius in the Western Mediterranean

Project coordinator / institution in charge:
Alexandre Gannier / GREC

ACCOBAMS Priority number (VIEW):

Project description:
Dedicated surveys are undertaken during summer to improve the sighting data set on Ziphius. Passive acoustics is used to monitor the activity patterns of Ziphius during daylight hours. Improved distribution pictures are obtained trough statistical processing of sighting data.


  • Ziphius cavirostris

Study area:

Western Mediterranean Sea

Geographic Area:

  • Tyrrhenian Sea
  • Ligurian Sea
  • Gulf of Lion
  • Algerian-Proven basin

ACCOBAMS subregion:

  • Western Mediterranean and Contiguous Atlantic Area
Year beginning: 2006Year end: 2008

Ongoing project:


Main research platform/facility:

Principal investigator:

Alexandre Gannier

Investigator email:

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Project team:

Groupe de Recherche sur les Cétacés
Emilie Praca (CRC)

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