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A total of 648 incidental catches of Black Sea cetaceans in fishing gear have been recorded in the northern Black Sea off the coasts of Crimea between 1997 and 2009.
Over 645 sightings of cetacean groups (of one and more individuals) have been recorded in the Black Sea, Azov Sea and Kerch Strait during the period from 1993 to 2010 inclusive.
More than 1220 strandings of Black Sea cetaceans have been recorded on the coasts of Crimea peninsula during the period from 1989-2010.