Dataset Details - IWDG Casual Cetacean Sightings
A database of casual sightings of cetaceans submitted to the IWDG by members, general public or researchers.
24/07/2015
20/07/2021
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.
2010-2021
All sighting have been validated by the IWDG.
The Dataset is complete for years 2010-2021.
Irish Whale & Dolphin Group
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 27 September 2021, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/216>
Dataset species distribution

Terrestrial Map - 10km

Distribution of the number of species recorded within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Live Map

Marine Map - 50Km

Distribution of the number of species recorded within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Live Map
Dataset record distribution

Terrestrial Map - 10km

Distribution of the number of records within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Live Map

Marine Map - 50Km

Distribution of the number of records within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Live Map
Dataset Contacts
Irish Whale & Dolphin Group
Pádraig Whooley
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Records per year
Species per year
Date Statistics
Resolution No. records
Day 13361
2010
2020
Record Statistics

13361

1255

34

0

Resolution No. records
100m 13361
1km 0
2km 0
10km 0
50km 0
Dataset Attributes
Attribute Description
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.
Recorded Species
TaxonId PrefnameTaxonId Name Authority Group Rank Records
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