Seasearch Pink Sea Fan, Eunicella ve…

Occurrence dataset published by Seasearch/Marine Conservation Society

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Summary

Full Title

Seasearch Pink Sea Fan, Eunicella verrucosa, Survey

Description

This Dataset consists of records of sightings of Pink Sea Fans, Eunicella verrucosa, and associated species, Sea Fan Anemone, Amphianthus dohrnii, Sea Fan Nudibranch, Tritonia nilsodhneri and Sea Fan False Cowrie, Simnia hiscocki, by volunteer scuba divers. The dataset forms part of a larger survey also covering size, colour and condition of pink sea fan populations.

Purpose

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Additional Information

Additional data on the survey as whole, including recording techniques and downloadable reports, is available on the Seasearch website www.seasearch.org.uk/seafan

Temporal coverages

Date range: Sep 11, 1999 - Aug 15, 2015

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Originator
Seasearch/Marine Conservation Society
Metadata author
Seasearch/Marine Conservation Society
Administrative contact
Seasearch/Marine Conservation Society Admininistrator

doi:10.15468/y5wlaq

Published by

Seasearch/Marine Conservation Society

Publication Date

Apr 3, 2016

Registration Date

Oct 1, 2013

Hosted by

UK National Biodiversity Network

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HTTP Installation UK NBN

External Data

Metadata Documents

870 Georeferenced data

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Description

England, Wales, Republic of Ireland and Channel Islands.

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Methodology

Quality control

Data have been recorded in situ by volunteer scuba divers trained in Seasearch survey techniques and using common survey protocols. The four species covered can be identified with a high level of confidence in situ by trained divers. It should be noted that these species, along with a large number of others, are also recorded in the Seasearch Marine Surveys dataset also on the Gateway. This dataset only includes records from the focused Pink Sea Fan surveys and both sources should be used for a full picture of distribution of all four species.

Method Steps

  1. Data has been obtained from visual observations by SCUBA divers.