Survey Details - MISE Project Waterford Otter Records, 2011-2015
MISE Project Waterford Otter Records, 2011-2015
The data set contains records of otter spraints collected during surveys carried out by the MISE Project in Co. Waterford between 2011 and 2015. A small number of other records including sightings of live animals and roadkill are also included.
Otter surveys were carried out to examine otter distribution, habitat use and population information in several defined areas of Co. Waterford. 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.
Co. Waterford (some incidental records from other counties).
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.
Mammals in a Sustainable Environment (MISE) Project, Otter (Lutra lutra) records 2011-2015, Survey: MISE Project Waterford Otter Records, 2011-2015, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 29 March 2020, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/221/Survey/510>
Survey 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).
Survey records 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