DASSH Data Archive Centre volunteer sightings records

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

This dataset consists of casual observations reported by members of the public

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 4,681 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.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 4,681 records in English (2 MB) - Update frequency: not planned
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Marine Biological Association. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF


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

This data set aggregates records from the coast and seas around the UK and Ireland with some estuarine sightings.

Bounding Coordinates South West [49.862, -10.413], North East [59.199, 1.755]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1947-07-01 / 2007-09-08

Sampling Methods

No Description available

Quality Control Data is collected by volunteers and members of the public. All records are validated and locations plotted. Some locations are estimated from descriptions and the granularity of the observation is variable. Rare species or species outside their range are verified by experts with photographs or specimens. Species within their range and expected habitat are assumed to be correct.

Method step description:

  1. Casual observations and recreational activities e.g rockpooling on the shore, on the sea and underwater.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers a293fdbd-bfa9-307a-9211-8d5f42835236