DASSH Data Archive Centre expert sightings records

Latest version published by Marine Biological Association on Jun 20, 2018 Marine Biological Association

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

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 826 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


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Data as a DwC-A file download 826 records in English (371 KB) - Update frequency: not planned
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Occurrence; Observation


Who created the resource:

Dan Lear
Head of Data
Marine Biological Association of the UK The Laboratory PL1 2PB Plymouth Plymouth, Devon GB +44 (0) 1752633207

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Data Archive for Marine Species and Habitats (DASSH)
Data Archive for Marine Species and Habitats (DASSH) Plymouth GB

Who filled in the metadata:

Data Archive for Marine Species and Habitats (DASSH)
Data Archive for Marine Species and Habitats (DASSH) Plymouth GB

Who else was associated with the resource:

NBN Atlas
NBN Atlas Broadway Business Centre, 32a Stoney Street, Lace Market NG1 1LL Nottingham Nottinghamshire GB

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [49.957, -10.267], North East [58.26, 1.21]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1935-01-01 / 2009-08-21

Sampling Methods

No Description available

Quality Control 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.

Method step description:

  1. Primarily casual observations whilst on shore, at sea or diving.

Additional Metadata

Purpose To report species sightings. Often range extensions rare, BAP or vagrant species
Alternative Identifiers bff16633-6ff6-3db2-b371-6c642b53ace7