Dataset Details - Marine sites, habitats and species data collected during the BioMar survey of Ireland.
A database of marine species of the seashore and seabed of the island of Ireland.
The aim of this survey was to provide descriptions of the littoral and sublittoral habitats and associated communities of the Republic of Ireland.
Sublittoral sites were surveyed by scuba diving from a rigid inflatable boat and littoral sites by direct observation on the shore. Sites were surveyed following the procedures laid out Hiscock (1990). For each site, and habitats within each site, a description was made of the main physical and biological features. The relative abundance of all conspicuous species present are recorded, categorised as rare, occasional, frequent, common, abundant or super abundant using the scales in Hiscock (1990). Habitats were selected from the main biological subzones and range of substrata present. Details of each site were recorded on sublittoral/littoral site sublittoral habitat and littoral habitat forms which facilitate data collation and transfer to a database. Photographs were taken to illustrate the range of habitats, communities and species present at as many of the sites as possible. Specimens were collected to improve in situ identification skills and to contribute to a voucher collection of the species present in the survey area. Specimens were lodged in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin. A voucher collection algae present in the area and those that could not be identified were sent to Prof. M. Guiry, University College, Galway for identification.
The coast of the island of Ireland
The data were collected from 1993 to 1996
All data were checked by Bernard Picton and Mark Costello, with additional checking of algae done by Michael Guiry.
Published as the BioMar Biotope Viewer.
Authors: Picton B.E., Emblow, C.S., Morrow, C.C., Sides, E.M., Tierney, P., McGrath, D., McGeough, G., McCrea, M., Dinneen, P., Falvey, J., Dempsey, S., Dowse, J. and Costello, M. J. Title and year: (2017). Marine sites, habitats and species data collected during the BioMar survey of Ireland. National Biodiversity Data Centre. Occurrence Dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/cr7gvs accessed via GBIF.org on 2017-07-19.
Open (Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0)
Trinity College, Marine sites, habitats and species data collected during the BioMar survey of Ireland., National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 05 June 2020, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/258>
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
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