Dataset Details - IWDG Casual Cetacean Sightings
A database of casual sightings of cetaceans submitted to the IWDG by members, general public or researchers.
To obtain information on the distribution and occurrence of cetacean in Irish coastal waters.
Sightings are received either through the IWDG's online record submission form, or directly be email.
Irish coastal waters.
All sighting have been validated by the IWDG.
The Dataset is complete for years 2010-2021.
Restricted (Data can be viewed on the mapping system but is not available for download)
Irish Whale & Dolphin Group, IWDG Casual Cetacean Sightings, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 11 December 2023, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/216>
Dataset species distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Dataset record distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of records within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of records within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Records per year
Species per year
|Abundance||Measure of abundance of the organism recorded.|
|Determiner name||The name of the person(s) who verified the identification - used for verify records of difficult taxa.|
|Type of sighting||A description of the type of sighting made.|
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