CitationNature Locator (2017). Sealife Tracker. Occurrence dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/qgk3pg accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-07-16.
DescriptionThe Sealife Tracker project is a collaboration between the The Environment Agency, the Marine Biological Association, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Natural Heritage, the British Sub -Aqua Club and the University of Bristol. These organisations have joined forces to help study the climate change indicator species and some of the UKa^??s most problematic invasive, non-native marine species. Species Covered include: Trigger Fish Balistes capriscus Red Blenny Parablennius ruber Black-faced blenny Tripterygion delaisi John Dory Zeus faber Wolf fish Anarhichas lupus Sunfish Mola mola Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas Slipper limpet Crepidula fornicata Leathery sea squirt Styela clava Compass Sea Squirt Asterocarpa humilis Spiny spider crab Maja squinado Yellow staghorn sponge Axinella dissimilis Elegant sea slug Okenia elegans Cotton spinner sea cucumber Holuthuria forskali Deeplet sea anemone Bolocera tuediae Purple sunstar Solaster endeca Northern Stone crab Lithodes maia Wakame Undaria pinnatifida Wireweed Sargassum muticum Harpoon Weed Asparagopsis armata Rainbow Wrack Cystoseira tamariscifolia Orange Tipped Sea Squirt Corella eumyota Orange stripped anemone Diadumene lineata Brush Clawed Shore Crab Hemigrapsus takanoi Asian Shore Crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus
PurposeThe main aims are to crowd source data on a number of high priority climate change indicator and invasive species. There is currently a lack of information on many marine species and with your help we hope to build a much more accurate picture of what is happening in our seas. The project will also be providing raw data to those that need it most in (almost) real time.
Quality ControlHigh quality data set. All records are checked and verified by experts and most records are supported with photos (those without are checked with the recorder)
- Data is crowd sourced via the Sealife Tracker smartphone app and website. Records are verified by experts at the Environment Agency.
Largely UK but no actual restriction. Data points are largely accurate to within 20m.
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