Sea Trust Stena Europe Survey of Cetaceans in the St George's Channel, April 2004- April 2011
West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre. Sea Trust Stena Europe Survey of Cetaceans in the St George’s Channel, April 2004- April 2011. Occurrence Dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/ecsmqh accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-01-19.
The records in this dataset originate from observations of Sea Trust volunteers from the Stena Europe Ferry operating between Fishguard (Wales) and Rosslare (Eire) over the period. Each survey represents a transect between the two locations and cetacean species records are captured with Latitude/Longitude, date, time, numbers, adult/juvenile, sea state and other attributes from crossing the Irish Sea twice in daylight with two night time crossings in between. Six species have been sighted; Harbour Porpoise, Bottlenose Dolphin, Common Dolphin, Risso’s Dolphin, Minke Whale and Fin Whale. Of 330 surveys, only 28 yielded no sightings of cetaceans.