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DASSH Data Archive Centre volunteer sightings records
UK National Biodiversity Network, Marine Biological Association - DASSH Data Archive Centre volunteer sightings records.
Contact: Parr, Jon

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

Method of data capture: Casual observations and recreational activities e.g rockpooling on the shore, on the sea and underwater. Geographical coverage: This data set aggregates records from the coast and seas around the UK and Ireland with some estuarine sightings. Data quality: 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
Marine, Aquatic reptiles, Marine mammals, Sea turtles, Seals (animals), ANE, British Isles, ANE, Ireland, Annelida, Arthropoda, Bacillariophyceae, Bryozoa, Chlorophyta, Chordata, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Nemertina, Ochrophyta, Platyhelminthes, Porifera, Rhodophyta

Geographical coverage
ANE, British Isles [Marine Regions]
ANE, Ireland [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1947 - 2007

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

Animal sightings

Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA), moredata creator National Biodiversity Network Trust (NBN), moredataset publisherdata creator

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


Dataset information:

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Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2009-03-04
Information last updated: 2014-04-14
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