Harbour porpoise surveys in Roaringwater Bay and Islands SAC, 2020

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A visual survey of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) was carried out in Roaringwater Bay and Islands SAC between June and September 2020 in order to derive local density and abundance estimates. Single platform line-transect surveys were carried out according to a standardised design across six days between June and September. Distance sampling was used to produce a detection function based on the observed distribution of harbour porpoise sightings. Abundance estimates were calculated using the survey day as the sample and sightings as the observation for 1) each survey day, 2) stratified by sea state and 3) for all surveys combined

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Theme Environment
Date released 2022-11-29
Date updated 2023-12-06
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.
Rights notes ['http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'Copyright Government of Ireland. This dataset was created by National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. This copyright material is licensed for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'otherRestrictions']
Update frequency Other
Language English
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-10.650444030762, 50.807923689449],[-10.650444030762, 55.993470564449], [-5.289115905762, 55.993470564449], [-5.289115905762, 50.807923689449], [-10.650444030762, 50.807923689449]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"verticalDomainName": "EPSG Projection 5731 - Malin Head height", "minVerticalExtent": "0", "maxVerticalExtent": "1014"}
Provenance information Data concerning transects, effort, sightings, abundance and density were stored in a single MS Access database, which was queried and processed via GIS to produce sighting distribution maps. All species sightings on effort are included in this shapefile.
Period of time covered (begin) 2020-06-01
Period of time covered (end) 2020-11-16