Dataset Details - Otter (Lutra lutra) records 2011-2015
The data set contains records of otter spraints collected during surveys carried out by the MISE Project in Counties Waterford, Cork & Kerry between 2011 and 2015. A small number of other records including sightings of live animals and roadkill are also included.
04/08/2015
03/03/2018
Otter surveys were carried out to examine otter distribution, habitat use and population information in several defined areas of Counties Waterford, Cork & Kerry. Smaller-scale surveys and collection of incidental records were also carried out to gain further information on otter distribution.
Experienced members of the MISE team led trained volunteers on surveys to find and collect otter spraints in selected survey sites. Spraints collected were subjected to DNA testing to verify the identity of the species of origin.
Counties Waterford, Cork & Kerry.
2011-2015
All otter spraint records have been verified using DNA testing, except a small number of incidental records not DNA tested which were collected by a member of MISE staff experienced in identification of otter field signs.
This is a complete data set and has not yet been published.
N/A
Restricted (Data can be viewed on the mapping system but is not available for download)
Mammals in a Sustainable Environment (MISE) Project, Otter (Lutra lutra) records 2011-2015, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 23 October 2018, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/221>
Dataset species distribution

Terrestrial Map - 10km

Distribution of the number of species recorded within each 10km grid square (ITM).
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Marine Map - 50Km

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

Terrestrial Map - 10km

Distribution of the number of records within each 10km grid square (ITM).
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Marine Map - 50Km

Distribution of the number of records within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
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Dataset Contacts
Denise O’Meara
Waterford Institute of Technology, Co. Waterford, Ireland
+353-51-302665
domeara@wit.ie
Records per year
Species per year
Date Statistics
Resolution No. records
Day 2357
2010
2015
Record Statistics

2357

186

2

3

Resolution No. records
100m 2339
1km 18
2km 0
10km 0
50km 0
Surveys
SurveyId Title Data Capture Period Species Records
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Dataset Attributes
Attribute Description
Abundance Measure of abundance of the organism recorded.
County Name of administrative county within which the record was made.
Record comment A comment associated with any individual record.
Sex The sex of the organism if known.
Survey name Name of survey if the record was made as part of a specific survey (including collections of casual observations and other loose assemblages of data).
Type of sighting The nature of the sighting; whether it was of a live animal, trapped, dead on road, den, etc.
Recorded Species
TaxonId PrefnameTaxonId Name Authority Group Rank Records
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