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Irish Marine Turtle Database
National Biodiversity Data Centre: Irish Marine Turtle Database, 2013-06-20. Accessed via on yyyy-mm-dd

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A database of records of marine turtles in Irish territorial waters up to 2006. more

The purpose of this data capture was to collate all valid records of marine turtles in a single database.

The data consists of a compilation and review of both published and unpublished records, between 1838 and 2006, from the Irish coastal and territorial waters. The data have all been reviewed and more recent sightings were validated by Gabriel King.

Some biological records have more precise location information than others. Often they are recorded using national grid references, which identify which 50km, 10km, 2km, 1km or 100m square they occur in. For this dataset, all records (989) are at the 100m resolution.

Often the actual day on which records were made is not known precisely. However, they may be known to be within a particular month or year. For 709 records the date precision is "day range", for 276 records the date precision is "day", and for 7 records the date precision is unknown.

Biology > Reptiles
Marine, Ireland, Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758), Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758), Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761), Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766), Lepidochelys kempii (Garman, 1880), Testudines

Geographical coverage
Ireland Stations [Marine Regions]
Irish coastal and territorial waters

Temporal coverage
1838 - 2006

Taxonomic coverage
Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761) [WoRMS]
Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766) [WoRMS]
Lepidochelys kempii (Garman, 1880) [WoRMS]
Testudines [WoRMS]

Animal sightings

National Biodiversity Data Centre, moredata providerdataset publisher
Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation, moredata provider The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG), moredata provider

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Literature research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-07-17
Information last updated: 2016-12-22
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