Sampling event

1848-1982 Lundy Field Society The Marine Fauna of Lundy

Latest version published by Marine Biological Association on 20 December 2019 Marine Biological Association
A collection of digitised records from Lundy Island, north Devon, UK - from Pdf annual reports of Lundy Marine fauna.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event 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 2,591 records.

2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
  • Occurrence 

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

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Lundy Field Society (2019): 1848-1982 Lundy Field Society The Marine Fauna of Lundy. v3.1. Marine Biological Association. Dataset/Samplingevent.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: a1c74250-d415-4179-a297-c65f3cb68b2e.  Marine Biological Association publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by National Biodiversity Network.




Who created the resource:

Lundy Field Society
Lundy Field Society

Who can answer questions about the resource:

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

Who filled in the metadata:

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

Who else was associated with the resource:

Data Team
Data Manager
Marine Biological Association of the UK

Geographic Coverage

Lundy Island, UK

Bounding Coordinates South West [51.142, -4.732], North East [51.217, -4.609]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1848-01-01 / 1982-12-31

Sampling Methods

Ad hoc sightings and records from marine surveys (diving, transects, quadrats, grab/core, timed species searches, species searches)

Study Extent Lundy Island, UK, intertidal and subtidal marine habitats
Quality Control Internal QA procedures at MBA/DASSH

Method step description:

  1. Collation of marine fauna records collected between 1848 and 1982 by taxonomic group experts. These records were digitised from pdf reports into MEDIN standard format. Phyla and other groups include: Bivalvia, Crustacea, Pycnogonida, Bryozoa, Ascidiacea, Pisces, Coelenterata, Echinodermata, Opisthobranchia, Prosobranchia, and Porifera

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 10.17031/9xlirf