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New Biodiversity Maps system a “game changer” for conservation

Biodiversity Maps Interface

The National Biodiversity Data Centre (NBDC) has launched a major upgrade to its online data portal, Biodiversity Maps. The new system offers enhanced online access to the Centre’s national repository of sightings data, consisting of more than four million verified records from multiple sources spanning almost 16,000 species. The system….

Ireland’s first basking sharks of 2015 spotted off West Cork

Basking Shark Dursey Island, West Cork

The first reported Irish basking shark sighting of 2015 was logged on Monday 09 March. The sharks, one large and one smaller animal, were spotted from shore by observer Bridget Healy, just off the coast near Ardfield in West Cork. Basking sharks, the second largest fish in the sea after the whale shark, are annual spring….–keep track of your personal wildlife sightings is an online personal biodiversity monitoring resource that was established in 2005 by naturalist Paul Whelan. The site lets you keep track of your personal wildlife sightings, and is a bit like an online field notebook with built in mapping and species lists that helps you to monitor what….

Basking sharks dominating recent sightings says IWDG

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) reports that Basking Sharks continued to dominate sightings of large marine species submitted via its online ISCOPE sightings database over recent weeks. Over a period spanning 22nd April to 01st May the IWDG received and validated 80 sightings, which broke down to the….