Marine records from Pembrokeshire Marine Species Atlas

EurOBIS Data Management Team, Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)

Dataset credit



Primary contact EurOBIS Data Management Team Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Secondary contact Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA) N/A
Secondary contact National Biodiversity Network Trust (NBN) N/A
Secondary contact Natural Resources Wales (NRW) N/A
Secondary contact Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA) N/A


Dale Rostron. Marine records from Pembrokeshire Marine Species Atlas. Countryside Council for Wales, Gwynedd, UK.
Eurobis data management team. 2020. Marine records from Pembrokeshire Marine Species Atlas. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP ( on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (


An atlas of marine species for Pembrokeshire including flora and fauna, intertidal and sublittoral data, funded by the Counytryside Council for Wales (CCW). It is a collation of data from various CCW and third party sources (both published and unpublished) that cover Pembrokeshire, held within 79 surveys. This is a historical collation which is not being updated. The data includes all records from the Dale Fort Marine Fauna survey plus additional data from subsequent and prior surveys. Data that are included in the MNCR database have been excluded from this dataset to avoid duplication.
The data is historic and Natural Resources Wales cannot guarantee its accuracy or validity. However, those data which were collated by Dale Rostron under contract to CCW (1997) was subject to basic validation, including the checking of all positional information against appropriate maps/charts.



Supplemental information

This dataset was downloaded from OBIS ( The records for only marine mammals, seabirds, sea turtles and rays and sharks were extracted. Records with no longitude/latitude or no date (eventDate) were excluded.
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Dale Rostron. Marine records from Pembrokeshire Marine Species Atlas. Countryside Council for Wales, Gwynedd, UK.



This section explains attributes included in the original dataset. OBIS-SEAMAP restricts the attributes available to the public to date/time, lat/lon and species names/counts only. Should you need other attributes described here, you are encouraged to contact the data provider.

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
All attributes are included in the downloadable file (CSV or ESRI File Geodatabase) for "Complete Set of Dataset".

Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
oidInternal ID
idRecord ID
dataset_idDataset ID
scientificnameScientific name
vernacularnameVernacular name
aphiaidAphia ID
taxonranktaxononic rank
individualcountGroup size / individual count
eventdateEvent date (precision varies)
eventtimeEvent time
decimallatitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
decimallongitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
coordinateprecisionCoordinate precision
catalognumberCatalog number
collectioncodeCollection code
occurrencestatusOccurrence status
basisofrecordBasis of record (HumanObservation / MachineObservation)
modifiedDate/time the record was modified
node_idNode ID
occurrenceidOccurrence ID
occurrenceremarksOccurrence remarks
eventidEvent ID
institutioncodeInstitution code
lifestageLife stage
sexGender of the animal if known
speciesSpecies by provider
datasetidDataset ID by provider
localityLocation of ocean
waterbodyDetails of ocean
droppedFlag indicating the record was dropped (always false)
absenceFlag indicating the record represents the absence of the species (always false)
marineFlag indicating the record is for marine life (always true)
Marine mammals23
Sea turtles1
Rays and sharks14
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin1960-06-06
Date, End1993-10-10
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude51.56 - 52.18
Longitude-5.55 - -4.33
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
Data typeAnimal sighting
Traveled (km)0
Contr. throughiOBIS
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Shared with None
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