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WORK PACKAGE C2 - REQUEST FOR ADVICE ON POPULATIONS OF CETACEANS

WORK PACKAGE C2 - REQUEST FOR ADVICE ON POPULATIONS OF CETACEANS

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

ISBN: 9781782560258

Report undertaken by SMRU ltd which sets out the key population numbers of species of cetaceans in Scottish waters

Executive Summary

A report on the appropriate biological population units to be used in environmental impact assessments of the potential impacts on cetacean populations of marine renewable energy developments in Scottish waters. The project has focused on the most regularly present and significant cetacean species in Scottish waters - i.e. bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoise, minke whales, risso's dolphins, white-beaked dolphins, common dolphins, white-sided dolphins and killer whales.