Belgian Marine Mammals database

Latest version published by Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences on May 20, 2019 Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

This database contains all the Belgian observations and strandings contained in the Belgian Marine Mammals database, which can be accessed on www.marinemammals.be.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 3,858 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
    3858
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
    19611

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 3,858 records in English (203 KB) - Update frequency: continually
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: c504799c-060b-4e4a-b580-a8597350d1b7.  Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Belgian Biodiversity Platform.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Jan Haelters
Scientist
Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences 3de en 23ste Linieregimentsplein 8400 Oostende BE

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Jan Haelters
Scientist
Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences 3de en 23ste Linieregimentsplein 8400 Oostende BE

Who filled in the metadata:

Thomas Vandenberghe
Data Manager
Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences Vautierstraat 29 1000 Brussels BE

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Thomas Vandenberghe

Geographic Coverage

Belgian part of the North Sea

Bounding Coordinates South West [51.079, 2.186], North East [51.92, 3.396]

Taxonomic Coverage

Marine mammals, i.e. Pinnipeds and Cetaceans.

Infraorder  Cetacea
Unranked  Pinnipedia

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1945-07-31 / 2018-06-25

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.naturalsciences.be/resource?r=belgian_marine_mammals