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1947 - Ongoing UK Volunteer sighting marine species records
The Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (MBA); (2017) 1947 - Ongoing UK Volunteer sightings marine species records
Contact: Lear, Daniel

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This dataset consists of casual observations reported by members of the public. more

Data is collected by volunteers and members of the public. All records are validated and locations plotted. Some locations are estimated from descriptions and the granularity of the observation is variable. Rare species or species outside their range are verified by experts with photographs or specimens. Species within their range and expected habitat are assumed to be correct.

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Fish, Biology > Invertebrates, Biology > Macroalgae, Biology > Mammals, Biology > Plankton > Zooplankton
Marine/Coastal, Brackish water, Data, Marine Genomics, Species distribution, Taxonomy, ANE, Guernsey, ANE, Ireland, ANE, United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone, Animalia, Annelida, Arthropoda, Bacillariophyceae, Bryozoa, Chlorophyta, Chordata, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Nemertina, Ochrophyta, Plantae, Platyhelminthes, Porifera, Rhodophyta

Geographical coverage
ANE, Guernsey [Marine Regions]
ANE, Ireland [Marine Regions]
ANE, United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1947 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Animalia [WoRMS]
Annelida [WoRMS]
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Bacillariophyceae [WoRMS]
Bryozoa [WoRMS]
Chlorophyta [WoRMS]
Chordata [WoRMS]
Cnidaria [WoRMS]
Ctenophora [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Nemertina [WoRMS]
Ochrophyta [WoRMS]
Plantae [WoRMS]
Platyhelminthes [WoRMS]
Porifera [WoRMS]
Rhodophyta [WoRMS]

Animal sightings

Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA), moredata creatordata provider

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
DASSH: The UK Archive for Marine Species and Habitats Data

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Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2009-03-04
Information last updated: 2017-08-04
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