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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)