Study ID 69

Seabird 2000 (EurOBIS)

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Realm: Marine
Climate: Temperate
Biome: Temperate shelf and seas ecoregions
Central latitude: 54.783267
Central longitude: -4.263030
Duration: 10 years, from 1994 to 2003

22694 records

27 distinct species

Across the time series Fulmarus glacialis is the most frequently occurring species

Citation(s):

Mitchell, P. I., Newton, S. F., Ratcliffe, N. & Dunn, T. E. Seabird 2000. Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough, UK. Available at: http://www.iobis.org/, accessed 2012.

Methods

Seabird Populations of Britain and Ireland summarises the results of Seabird 2000 ? a census ofall seabirds breeding in Britain and Ireland during 1998-2002. Seabird 2000 was launched on 12April 1999 by Elliot Morley MP and fieldwork was completed in 2002. Over 1000 surveyors tookpart and censused 3.200 colonies along 40.000 km of coastline and at 900 inland sites.Seabird 2000 followed on from two previous censuses: Operation Seafarer in 1969-70 and TheSeabird Colony Register in 1985-88. thus allowing population trends over 15-30 years to beassessed. In contrast to the previous two censuses. Seabird 2000 surveyed inland colonies ofseabirds. namely Black-headed Gulls. Common Gulls. Lesser Black-backed Gulls. GreatCormorants and Common Terns. Unit of abundance = AggregatedPresence, Unit of biomass = NA