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Marine mammal species richness map


Number of species :


0 - 6


7 - 8


9 - 10


11 - 12


13 - 14


15 - 16


17 - 18


19 - 22

Species richness map for 3 key species


(Physeter macrocephalus, Megaptera novaeangliae and Tursiops truncatus)


Number of species :


1


2


3

Balaenoptera edenis


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species



Delphinus capensis


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Feresa attenuata


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Globicephala macrorynchus


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Grampus griseus


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Kogia breviceps


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Kogia sima


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Lagenodelphis hosei


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Manatee habitat


Estimated population (per country) :


1 - 50


51 - 150


151 - 500


501 - 1500


1501 - 3500

Manatee trend of populations


Trend of populations (per country) :


Possibly increasing


Likely stable


Likely stable of declining


Unknown but probably declining


Probably declining


Unknown (data deficient)

Megaptera novaeangliae


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Mesoplodon densirostris


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Mesoplodon europaeus


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Orcinus orca


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Peponocephala electra


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Physeter macrocephalus


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Pseudorca crassidens


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Sotalia guianensis


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Stenella attenuata


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Stenella clymene


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Stenella coeruleoalba


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Stenella frontalis


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Stenella longirostris


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Steno bredanensis


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Tursiops truncatus


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Ziphius cavirostris


Distribution of known and probable occurrence of the species

Commercial shipping intensity


High


Low

Costal fishing effort density


Fishing densities (boat-meters/km²) :


0.005 - 0.01


0.01 - 0.05


0.05 - 0.1


0.1 - 0.5


0.5 - 1


1 - 5


5 - 10


10 - 130

Cumulative human impact


Very low


Low


Medium


Medium high


High


Very high

Marine mammals live takes and captivity


Total number of individuals captured 1995-2009 (per country)


Total number of facilities holding captive dolphins (per country, best estimate in September 2010)


→ Direction of traffic and number of individuals

Threat from Coastal Development


Low


Medium


High

Threat from Land-based Sources of Pollution (sediment delivery)


Low
Medium
High

Legal protection regarding marine mammals takes


Direct take (fisheries) :


/// Unknown


Observed (legal & illegal), no legislation found


Noted as not observed, no legislation found


Strictly forbidden through national legislation

MPAs and sanctuaries for marine mammals


MM sanctuaries :


Existing MM sanctuaries


||| Under development (Dutch Caribbean)


MPAs for cetaceans :


Existing MPAs


Existing MPAs (full spatial extent not known)


Proposed MPAs (full spatial extent not known)


MPAs for the manatees (excl. the USA) :


Existing MPAs


Existing MPAs (full spatial extent not known)

Potential protected areas for West Indian manatee


Protected areas potentially meeting the West Indian manatee needs

Country names
EEZ

─ Border of the Caribbean Exclusive Economic Zones

WCR marine ecoregion

─ Border of the Wide Caribbean Region (UICN-WCPA marine region 7)