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WELLCOME to the Mediterranean Database of Cetacean Strandings (MEDACES). This database has been set-up to co-ordinate all national and regional efforts for riparian countries. This project was created under the Barcelona Convention extended to the ACCOBAMS area. It is currently supported by the Spanish Ministry of the Environment, ACCOBAMS and the UNEP-MAP-SPA/RAC. Cetacean stranding data will be organized into a spatially referenced database of public access.