Dataset Details - NPWS Seal Database
Compiled dataset with records of Seal (Halichoerus gryphus; Phoca vitulina) observations for Ireland, from various sources and surveys.
19/08/2011
05/09/2017
Data collected for population size, distribution, range and site monitoring, and for national reporting purposes.
Field observations, ad-hoc records and standardised collections for monitoring surveys.
National
1978-ongoing
Surveys carried out, and data collected by qualified and experienced scientists. Data is of a high quality.
Data collation is ongoing
Lyons, D.O. (2004) Summary of National Parks and Wildlife Service surveys for common (harbour) seals (Phoca vitulina) and grey seals (Halichoerus grypus), 1978 to 2003. Irish Wildlife Manual No. 13, National Parks & Willdife Service, Ireland.; Cronin, M., Duck, C., O'Cadhla, O., Nairn, R., Strong, D. & O'Keeffe, C. (2003) Harbour seal population assessment in the Republic of Ireland. Irish Wildlife Manual No. 11, National Parks & Willdife Service, Ireland.
National Parks & Wildlife Service, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, NPWS Seal Database, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 21 July 2018, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/91>
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
Deirdre Lynn
NPWS, 7 Ely Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.
+353-1-8883293
deirdre.lynn@ahg.gov.ie
Records per year
Species per year
Date Statistics
Resolution No. records
Day 5417
Day Range 35
1960
2013
Record Statistics

5452

297

3

7

Resolution No. records
100m 5142
1km 273
2km 0
10km 37
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
Determiner name The name of the person(s) who verified the identification - used for verify records of difficult taxa
Record comment A comment associated with any individual record
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 A description of the type of sighting made
Recorded Species
TaxonId PrefnameTaxonId Name Authority Group Rank Records
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