Subject: Data: Bay of Biscay Cetacean Report 1998 (fwd)

Mike Williamson (
Fri, 10 Sep 1999 13:15:20 -0400 (EDT)

Hi all

The Bay of Biscay Report 1998 (Editors Graeme Cresswell & Dylan=20
Walker ) has just been published.=20

The report summarizes cetacean sightings from 12 transect surveys=20
conducted using 2 ferries which cross between southern England and=20
North Spain. The surveys were conducted between April  and=20
October 1998. A total of 15 species was recorded and each species is=20
listed systematically. Dates of occurrence, numbers recorded,=20
distribution pattern (maps for all the the principal species) and=20
behavioural notes are given for each species. In addition, the=20
following articles are included within the publication:

Occurrence of rare cetaceans in the Bay of Biscay by D.Walker
The effect of the European Union driftnet ban on cetaceans in the Bay=20
of Biscay and adjacent waters by J. Mitchell
The Bay of Biscay Bird Report 1998 by D.Gray

The report is 50 pages long with bw illus/maps/charts and sev. colour=20
photos (including Cuvier's beaked and northern bottlenose whales)

The report costs =A35.95 plus 50p postage & packing. The report can be=20
obtained direct from the editors at
35 Melrose road,=20


Please make cheques payable to G.Cresswell or D.Walker

Thank you

Graeme Cresswell