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Manx Basking Shark Watch 2017-2018 (aggregated per 1-degree cell)
Watch J. 2021. Manx Basking Shark Watch 2017-2018. Data originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT;
Contact: Hall, Jackie ;

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Notes: This dataset is a summarized representation of the telemetry locations aggregated per species per 1-degree cell.


Manx Basking Shark Watch is a charity with two aims 
1: To study basking sharks.
2: To help the public to understand as much as possible about these enigmatic endangered animals and our work with them.



Original provider: Manx Basking Shark atch 

Dataset credits: Data provider Manx Basking Shark Watch 

Originating data center Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)

Project partner Dr Matt Witt of Exeter University has also been tagging basking sharks. He and his team very kindly analyse our tag data with theirs, adding huge value to our work. We have jointly published papers about this work in Nature Scientific Papers. See the paper here 

Project sponsor or sponsor description The Manx Government's Department of Environment, Fisheries and Agriculture (DEFA) generously supports the running costs of Happy Jack, the MBSW research boat.The Manx Lottery Trust very kindly sponsored Mae's SPOT tag. 

Supplemental information: Visit STAT's project page for additional information. 

This dataset is a summarized representation of the telemetry locations aggregated per species per 1-degree cell.

Marine/Coastal, Occurrence, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, A, North Atlantic, Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -7,5; MinLat: 51,5 - MaxLong: -4,5; MaxLat: 55,5 [WGS84]
A, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
8 July 2017 - 3 December 2017

Taxonomic coverage
Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765) [WoRMS]

Manx Basking Shark Watchdata creatordata owner
Hall, Jackie
Duke University; Marine Geospatial Ecology Labdataset publisher

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Data type: Data
Release date: 2021-04-24
Metadatarecord created: 2023-04-06
Information last updated: 2024-07-08
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