Dataset Details - IWDG Constant Effort Cetacean Sighting Scheme
A dataset of cetacean sightings from the Constant Effort Sighting Scheme operated by IWDG.
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.
All of the data were collected to a standard format, and all sightings are validated.
The dataset is complete for years 2010-2014.
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 21 July 2019, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/217>
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.|
|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.|
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