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.
05/08/2011
03/03/2018
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.
Northeast Atlantic
1980 to 2008
Data recorded by research institutions, universities and the JNCC.
Complete
N/A
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 13 November 2018, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/87>
Dataset species distribution

Terrestrial Map - 10km

Distribution of the number of species recorded within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Live Map

Marine Map - 50Km

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

Terrestrial Map - 10km

Distribution of the number of records within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Live Map

Marine Map - 50Km

Distribution of the number of records within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Live Map
Dataset Contacts
Tim Dunn, European Seabirds-at-Sea
JNCC,Inverdee House,Baxter Stree,Aberdeen,AB11 1QA, Scotland
N/A
Tim.Dunn@jncc.gov.uk
Records per year
Species per year
Date Statistics
Resolution No. records
Day 2613
1980
2003
Record Statistics

2613

0

21

0

Resolution No. records
100m 2613
1km 0
2km 0
10km 0
50km 0
Dataset Attributes
Attribute Description
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.
Recorded Species
TaxonId PrefnameTaxonId Name Authority Group Rank Records
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