IOW Natural History & Archaeological Society Marine Records
This dataset comes from fish records from around the Isle of Wight. Some data is historical but new sightings are being added to the dataset. Therefore it is not yet complete.
The dataset covers the waters around the Isle of Wight, including the Solent. The records are largely ad-hoc and coverage is incomplete. The records in this dataset were provided with four or six figure grid-references but these grid references refer to the approximate central location of sites and hence may not represent the actual location of the species occurrence.
Most of the records were collected by fishermen, amateur naturalists, local recording groups and scientific research; hence the purpose of data capture will vary from one record to the next.
Data have only been updated and maintained sporadically and should not be regarded as having comprehensive geographic or taxonomic coverage. Most of the species are easily identifiable and records are validated by local experts. A significant proportion of the records originate from professional surveys.
Most of the records were collected by amateur and commercial fishermen. Some of the records come from local experts through local recording groups and others through scientific research papers. Therefore the methods of data capture will vary from one record to the next.
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