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General
Data set name

Basking Shark Sightings around the UK (1987-)

Data holding centreMarine Conservation Society
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1987 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Seas around the UK

Observations 
Parameters

Cetacean behaviour; Cetacean mortality; Cetacean morphology and physiology; Cetacean abundance

Instruments

Observers

Description 
Summary

Based on volunteer effort, so no specific or set frequency. UK wide Data input onto Excel spreadsheets Limitations: untrained observers; not effort related; difficulties in accurate measurements

OriginatorsMarine Conservation Society
References

Nicholson, D., Harris, E. and Pollard, S. (2000) The Location and usage of sites in Scotland by the basking shark., SNH Report No. F99AA402: Unpublished Report.

Availability 
OrganisationMarine Conservation Society
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactSam Pollard (Director of Conservation)
Address

Marine Conservation Society
9 Gloucester Road
Ross-on-Wye

HR9 5BU
United Kingdom

Telephone01989 566017
Emailsam@mcsuk.org
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1129002
Global identifier935
Last revised2009-10-15