Dataset Details - IWDG Constant Effort Cetacean Sighting Scheme
A dataset of cetacean sightings from the Constant Effort Sighting Scheme operated by IWDG.
24/07/2015
12/09/2016
To collect information on the frequency and species composition of sighting around the Irish coast to improve our understanding of cetacean movements.
Sightings are made as part of a standardised scheme of timed monthly visits to headlands around the Irish coast.
The Irish coast.
2010-2014
All of the data were collected to a standard format, and all sightings are validated.
The dataset is complete for years 2010-2014.
Irish Whale & Dolphin Group
Restricted (Data can be viewed on the mapping system but is not available for download)
Irish Whale & Dolphin Group, IWDG Constant Effort Cetacean Sighting Scheme, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 11 December 2018, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/217>
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 1485
2010
2014
Record Statistics

1485

61

8

0

Resolution No. records
100m 1485
1km 0
2km 0
10km 0
50km 0
Dataset Attributes
Attribute Description
Abundance Measure of abundance of the organism recorded.
County Name of administrative county within which the record was made.
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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