Marine Life Angus
Marine Life Angus was launched on the International Day of Biodiversity (May 2012) with a core focus of on collecting sightings data of cetaceans in Angus waters and promoting local coastal wildlife sites.
Contribution to the Atlas
www.marinelifeangus.co.uk promotes a wealth of information on local coastal sites encouraging local tourism, and also aims facilitate participation in other local recording schemes e.g. butterflies, maritime plants and marine non-native species.
Results are fed into the Biodiversity Action Reporting System which supports the planning, monitoring and reporting requirements of national and local Biodiversity Action Plans. The project involves collecting new land based observation data, existing data which at present sits on its own, and hopefully some data collected in inshore waters by boat volunteers such as Taymara based in Dundee and local fisherman.
Since the project began there have been regular sightings at more than seven locations on the Angus coast of species including bottlenose dolphins, minke whale, porpoise and common dolphin and even humpbacks whales. The number of sightings submitted rose in 2014 and the project continues to secure high profile PR locally and nationally.
There are no resources currently registered for this data partner.
Metadata last updated on 2017-03-23 16:16:59.0