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Marine Sightings & Miscellaneous species records from Natural resources Wales (NRW), 2008 onwards
Marine Sightings & Miscellaneous species records from Countryside Council for Wales (CCW), 2008 onwards. 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.

Notes: Part of this dataset is sensitive and restricted. The sensitive data is as follows: o King Scallop Pecten maximus (below 10km square) o Queen Scallop Aequipecten opercularis (below 10km square) o Native Oyster Ostrea edulis (below 10km square) o Crayfish Palinurus elephas (below 10km square) o Seahorse Hippocampus guttulatus (below 10km square) o Short snouted seahorse Hippocampus hippocampus (below 10km square) o Grey seal Halichoerus grypus (below 5km square) o All cetaceans (below 10km square) o Oyster bed habitat IMX.Ost (biotope code) (below 20km square) Sensitive data must be kept confidential; general release is not permitted due to risk of harm to the environment or third parties. Sensitive data may only be released under an appropriate NRW Licence. Requests should be referred to NRW's Access to Information Officer. Data may be released freely if the sensitive records are removed in advance, or shown only at a coarser scale.

This dataset comprises of ad-hoc records of species recorded by NRW staff outside of the methodology of dedicated research and monitoring surveys. Although any species may be recorded, records are usually made where they are likely to be of interest, such as, rare and scarce species and species outside of their normal range, species that have not previously been recorded in a site etc. more

Purpose of data capture: To account for species of interest that are not recorded as part of any NRW monitoring or research projects or ad-hoc records that are supplied to NRW for its buisness use. Methods of data capture: Field observations and incidental records taken by field staff. Data quality: Not stated.

Biology, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Invertebrates
Marine/Coastal, Rare species, ANE, British Isles, Wales, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Annelida, Bryozoa, Chromista, Crustacea, Mollusca, Tunicata

Geographical coverage
ANE, British Isles, Wales [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -4,6419; MinLat: 52,8637 - MaxLong: -4,2193; MaxLat: 53,3657 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
From 2008 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Bryozoa [WoRMS]
Chromista [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Tunicata [WoRMS]

Animal sightings

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

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Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-09-03
Information last updated: 2020-10-12
All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy