Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Point of contact: jrc-emis@ec.europa.eu

Title: EMIS - Favourable spawning habitat of adult Atlantic bluefin tuna (ABFT) Monthly 2003-2014 (frequency of occurence, %)

Description

The favourable spawning habitat of the Atlantic bluefin tuna is daily identified linking their ecological traits with environmental variables from satellite remote sensing and physical ocean models. The spawning habitat (Atlantic bluefin tuna only) is essentially detected through the seasonal heating of surface waters. Adult bluefin tunas migrate thousands of kilometres to spawn in warmer and less productive waters (Mediterranean Sea and Gulf of Mexico) compared to their main feeding ground (North Atlantic Ocean). The physical variables used are sea surface temperature, monthly increase of sea surface temperature, sea surface current and sea surface height anomaly. More information: https://fishreg.jrc.ec.europa.eu/fish-habitat, Peer-reviewed publication: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0079661116000070

Contributors
Jean-Noel Druon jean-noel.druon@ec.europa.eu 0000-0002-0824-8778
How to cite
Druon, Jean-Noel (2016):  EMIS - Favourable spawning habitat of adult Atlantic bluefin tuna (ABFT) Monthly 2003-2014 (frequency of occurence, %). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/cc2f75c9-7784-4ca1-a5d5-9d10970d3dc2
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Publications

  • publication Habitat suitability of the Atlantic bluefin tuna by size class: an ecological niche approach

    Druon J, Fromentin J, Hanke A, Arrizabalaga H, Damalas D, Ticina V, Quilez-Badia G, Ramirez K, Arregui I, Tserpes G, Reglero P, Deflorio M, Oray I, Karakulak S, Megalofonou P, Ceyhan T, Grubisic L, Mackenzie B, Lamkin J, Afonso P, Addis P. Habitat suitability of the Atlantic bluefin tuna by size class: an ecological niche approach. PROGRESS IN OCEANOGRAPHY 142; 2016. p. 30-46. JRC96598

    DOI:10.1016/j.pocean.2016.01.002

Additional information
Last modified 2013-06-11
Issue date 2016-01-14
Landing page http://emis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/
Temporal coverage

From: 2003-01-01 – To: 2014-12-31

Language English
Data theme(s) Environment
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE; 52 ENVIRONMENT
EuroVoc concept(s) environmental monitoring; ocean; oceanography; protected area
Identifier http://data.europa.eu/89h/cc2f75c9-7784-4ca1-a5d5-9d10970d3dc2
Geographic information
Lineage

General information: Model performance is assessed against the distance of presence data to closest habitat. For bluefin tuna, 75% of observations are closer than 13.9 km of favourable spawning habitat (n = 582).

Geographic bounding box

70.0° N, 42.0° E, 10.0° S, -30.0° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89

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