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SCANS Abundance Estimates by species

The map shows the regions of the original SCANS defined by capital letters.

SCANS Abundance Estimates by region

Estimates of animal abundance of the most common species encountered during SCANS are given in the table below. (Coefficient of variation listed in brackets)

N.B. A zero estimate does not necessarily mean that there are no animals in this region.

region Harbour porpoise Minke whale Whitebeaked dolphin Whitebeaked + Whitesided dolphin Common dolphin
A 36,280 (0.57) 1,195 (0.49) 0 833 (1.02) 75,449 (0.67)
B 0   0 0 0 0
C 16,939 (0.18) 1,073 (0.42) 2,351 (0.52) 4,063 (0.50) 0
D 37,144 (0.25) 2,920 (0.40) 1,157 (0.56) 1,569 (0.51) 0
E 31,419 (0.49) 853 (0.37) 115 (1.09) 116 (1.03) 0
F 92,340 (0.25) 1.354 (0.36) 1,790 (0.42) 1,937 (0.36) 0
G 38,616 (0.34) 1,001 (0.70) 2,443 (0.54) 3,242 (0.47) 0
H 4,211 (0.29) 0 0 0 0
I 36,046 (0.34) 49 (0.87) 0 0 0
I’ 5,262 (0.25) - - - -
J 24,335 (0.34) - - - -
K 0   - - - -
L 11,870 (0.47) - - - -
M 5,666 (0.27) - - - -
X 588 (0.48) - - - -
Y 5,912 (0.27) - - - -