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NE Scotland marine mammal records 1800-2010
Citation
NE Scotland marine mammal records 1800-2010. North East Scotland Biological Records Centre, UK - UK National Biodiversity Network.
Contact: North East Scotland Biological Records Centre, more

Availability: Restricted
The data are withheld from general circulation and disclosure but access may be obtained on a case-by-case basis through negotiation

Notes:

This dataset is only available to the public at a summary level (1km) for the following reasons.

  1. Environmental harm: Some of the information held within this dataset relates to species that are vulnerable to human disturbance or prejudice. This sensitive information may be made available under licence to specific organisations and individuals that need to know to avoid harm to the environment.
  2. Adverse affect upon the Data Provider: The provider is not under any legal obligation to supply the information to the public through the Gateway and has not consented to its wider release. The information may be made available under licence to approved individuals and organisations.

Users who wish to access data at a higher resolution and/or data relating to sensitive species should contact the North-East Scotland Biological Records Centre (NESBReC) directly.


Description
This dataset contains marine mammal records, i.e. various surveys and mostly casual observations, held at the "North-East Scotland Biological Records Centre" (NESBReC). The majority of the casual recordings are submitted through voluntary efforts. more

This dataset contains marine mammal records, i.e. various surveys and mostly casual observations, held at the "North-East Scotland Biological Records Centre" (NESBReC). The majority of the casual recordings are submitted through voluntary efforts. Spatial coverage: Records are compiled from North-East Scotland (administrative areas of Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Moray and Cairngorms Local Biodiversity Action Plan area). However, records are biased towards well recorded areas, especially Deeside, Aberdeen and the coast and, to a lesser extent, Donside. Records are collected at a variety of spatial scales ranging from 2 to 10 figure grid references. Temporal coverage: Records span the time period from 1850 to 2010. The vast majority of records are since 1990, with an upsurge in recording post 2000. Most recent dates are precise. Some, especially older records, refer to just year. Data quality: Records have been submitted to varying levels of verification. Some critical species have been verified by local and national experts, though many records have not been verified. Please note: NESBReC shares data with a number of local and national recording groups; therefore, some records found within this dataset may be replicated in other datasets available from NBN.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, Marine mammals, ANE, British Isles, Scotland, Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804, Balaenoptera musculus, Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, 1758, Grampus griseus, Halichoerus grypus (Fabricius, 1791), Lagenorhynchus acutus (Gray, 1828), Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846), Orcinus orca, Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758, Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758), Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758, Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821)

Geographical coverage
ANE, British Isles, Scotland [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1850 - 2010

Taxonomic coverage
Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 [WoRMS]
Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Grampus griseus (G. Cuvier, 1812) [WoRMS]
Halichoerus grypus (Fabricius, 1791) [WoRMS]
Lagenorhynchus acutus (Gray, 1828) [WoRMS]
Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846) [WoRMS]
Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Phoca vitulina Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) [WoRMS]

Parameters
Animal sightings

Contributors
National Biodiversity Network Trust (NBN), moredata provider
North East Scotland Biological Records Centre, moredata owner


Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-09-03
Information last updated: 2013-01-03
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