Compiled dataset with records of Seal (Halichoerus gryphus; Phoca vitulina) observations for Ireland, from various sources and surveys.

Geographic Coverage: National

Temporal Coverage: 1978-ongoing

Species Groups recorded: marine mammal

Dataset Status: Data collation is ongoing

Additional Information: Lyons, D.O. (2004) Summary of National Parks and Wildlife Service surveys for common (harbour) seals (Phoca vitulina) and grey seals (Halichoerus grypus), 1978 to 2003. Irish Wildlife Manual No. 13, National Parks & Willdife Service, Ireland.; Cronin, M., Duck, C., O'Cadhla, O., Nairn, R., Strong, D. & O'Keeffe, C. (2003) Harbour seal population assessment in the Republic of Ireland. Irish Wildlife Manual No. 11, National Parks & Willdife Service, Ireland.

Data Resources (3)

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Organisation Home Page
Theme Environment
Date dataset released 2017-09-05
Date dataset updated 2017-09-05
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
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Language English
Landing Page
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-10.6569761, 51.43597405],[-10.6569761, 55.45132623], [-5.60233818, 55.45132623], [-5.60233818, 51.43597405], [-10.6569761, 51.43597405]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) TM75 / Irish Grid (EPSG:29903)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "0", "verticalDomainName": "EPSG Projection 5731 - Malin Head height", "minVerticalExtent": "0"}
Provenance information Surveys carried out, and data collected by qualified and experienced scientists. Data is of a high quality. Data Capture Method: Field observations, ad-hoc records and standardised collections for monitoring surveys. Data Capture Purpose: Data collected for population size, distribution, range and site monitoring, and for national reporting purposes. Original Format: Data collated into Recorder 6 from various MS Excel files.
Period of time covered (begin) 1960-01-01
Period of time covered (end) 2013-12-31