Dataset Details - European Seabirds and Sea (ESAS) Cetacean Sightings 1980-2003
Records of cetaceans encountered during ESAS surveys in NE Atlantic from 1980 to 2003.
To record location and abundances of cetacean species in the NE Atlantic
Ship and aircraft based survey using ESAS full strip transect method with snapshot method for flying birds and scan data.
1980 to 2008
Data recorded by research institutions, universities and the JNCC.
Restricted (Data can be viewed on the mapping system but is not available for download)
Joint Nature Conservation Committee (UK), European Seabirds and Sea (ESAS) Cetacean Sightings 1980-2003, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 10 July 2020, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/87>
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.|
|Life stage||A description of the life stage of the organism recorded.|
|Recording platform||The platform used for carrying out observations.|
|Sea state||Sea conditions at the time of observation.|
|Time||The time at which the sighting was made.|
|Visibility||Visibility at the time of observation.|
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