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Marine records from Skomer Marine Nature Reserve (MNR) Marine Monitoring Programme
Marine records from Skomer Marine Reserve (MNR) Marine Monitoring Programme. Countryside Council for Wales, UK - UK National Biodiversity Network.
Contact: Natural Resources Wales (NRW), more

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


Countryside Council for Wales is legally obliged to give public access to the data and information which it holds unless specific legal exceptions apply, for example, if the data is personal or if release of the data would result in environmental harm.

This dataset contains sensitive species data for which detailed location data is restricted:

  • Crayfish Palinurus elephas (below 10km square)
  • King scallop Pecten maximus (below 10km square)
  • Queen scallop Aequipecten opercularis (below 10km square)

Sensitive data may be made available under licence to approved individuals and organisations on request. Please apply for sensitive access via the NBN Gateway.

You may re-use non-sensitive data in any format or medium, provided that you do so accurately, acknowledging both the source and Countryside Council for Wales's copyright, and do not use it in a misleading context. To avoid using old information, we recommend that you obtain the latest version from the NBN Gateway.

Skomer MNR was designated in 1990. This dataset contains the results of a range of projects developed by Skomer Marine Monitoring Team to monitor the health of the reserve and investigate the relevant aspects of the species life histories for baseline information. Large scale surveys developed in the 1970's and 1980's provided the foundation for the monitoring. more

Purpose of data capture: Monitoring is undertaken to provide an assessment of the condition of features against set targets and will contribute to reporting on the MNR as well as Pembrokeshire Marine SAC within which the reserve lies. Methods of data capture: Various. Please see Surveys in NBN metadata for details. Geographical coverage: Data is collected around Skomer Island and on the mainland between Musselwick Sands and Gateholm Island within the Marine Nature Reserve. Data quality: The majority of the records were created by NRW staff, qualified contractors or volunteers and are generally of a good standard.

Biology, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Fish, Biology > Invertebrates, Biology > Macroalgae
Marine/Coastal, Marine reserves, ANE, Celtic Sea, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Actinopterygii, , Annelida, Bryozoa, Cephalochordata, Chondrichthyes, Chromista, Cnidaria, Crustacea, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Nemertea, Porifera, Tunicata

Geographical coverage
ANE, Celtic Sea [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -5,3278; MinLat: 51,7154 - MaxLong: -5,2181; MaxLat: 51,7451 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
1994 - 2011

Taxonomic coverage
Actinopterygii [WoRMS]
Annelida [WoRMS]
Bryozoa [WoRMS]
Cephalochordata [WoRMS]
Chondrichthyes [WoRMS]
Chromista [WoRMS]
Cnidaria [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Nemertea [WoRMS]
Porifera [WoRMS]
Tunicata [WoRMS]


National Biodiversity Network Trust (NBN), moredata provider
Natural Resources Wales (NRW), moredata creator
Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA), moredata provider

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-08-31
Information last updated: 2020-10-05
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