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DASSH Data Archive Centre expert sighting records
UK National Biodiversity Network, Marine Biological Association - DASSH Data Archive Centre expert sighting records
Contact: Parr, Jon

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Occasional sighting of marine species recorded by academics, professionals or expert amateur naturalists. more

Purpose of data capture: To report species sightings. Often range extensions rare, BAP or vagrant species. Method of data capture: Primarily casual observations whilst on shore, at sea or diving. Data quality: Records are from experienced recorders, are usually backed up with photographic evidence or specimens and are often validated by taxonomic experts. Some sightings of important species seen by volunteers and confirmed by expert recorders/taxonomists are included. All records have been QA'd including plotting locations.

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Invertebrates, Biology > Macroalgae
Marine, Algae, Benthos, Phytobenthos, Zoobenthos, ANE, British Isles, Annelida, Arthropoda, Ascomycota, Bryozoa, Chlorophyta, Chordata, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Nemertea, Nemertina, Ochrophyta, Platyhelminthes, Porifera, Rhodophyta

Geographical coverage
ANE, British Isles [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1935 - 2009

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Ascomycota [WoRMS]
Bryozoa [WoRMS]
Chlorophyta [WoRMS]
Chordata [WoRMS]
Cnidaria [WoRMS]
Ctenophora [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Nemertea [WoRMS]
Nemertina [WoRMS]
Ochrophyta [WoRMS]
Platyhelminthes [WoRMS]
Porifera [WoRMS]
Rhodophyta [WoRMS]

Animal sightings

Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA), moredata creator National Biodiversity Network Trust (NBN), moredataset publisher

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
DASSH: The UK Archive for Marine Species and Habitats Data, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2009-03-04
Information last updated: 2014-04-14
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