Dataset Details - IWDG Cetacean Strandings Database
A dataset of cetacean strandings, managed by IWDG.
To collect information on the frequency and species composition of cetacean strandings around the Irish coast to improve our understanding of cetacean in Irish waters.
Reports of cetacean from members, researchers and general public, mostly submitted through the IWDG on-line reporting form.
The Irish coast.
All of the data were collected to a standard format, and all sightings are validated.
The dataset is complete for years 1753-2015.
Restricted (Data can be viewed on the mapping system but is not available for download)
Irish Whale & Dolphin Group, IWDG Cetacean Strandings Database, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 13 May 2021, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/219>
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
|Type of sighting||A description of the type of sighting made.|
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