The 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 UK'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
Largely UK but no actual restriction. Data points are largely accurate to within 20m.
The 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.
High 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.
Sealife Tracker (2018)
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Looking up... the number of records that can be accessed through the NBN Atlas. This resource was last checked for updated data on 01 Nov 2018. The most recent data was published on 01 Nov 2018.Click to view records for the Sealife Tracker resource.
Metadata last updated on 2018-11-01 18:56:30.0