One third of Ireland’s snail, slug and bivalve fauna is under threat of extinction according to the recent Irish Red List by the National Biodiversity Data Centre in conjunction with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, and the Conchological Society of Britain and Ireland. Read the rest of this entry »
Two individuals of Chelydra serpentina (Common Snapper) were pictured in July 2008. The pictures sent to the Data Centre this November were officially identified by Prof. J. Davenport in University College Cork. This species is hardier than the Yellow-bellied Slider which makes more likely to survive. They also bite so watch out!
Photographs of Chelydra serpentina in River Dodder (Photos by Fintan Ryan)
The identity of a turtle spotted on July 17th, 2009 on the banks of the River Dodder in Dublin has been identified as Trachemys scripta scripta (Yellow-bellied Slider). Read the rest of this entry »
This milestone could not have been reached without the support of all the recorders and data providers who have worked with the Data Centre over the last twelve months and who understand the value of making their data more freely available. The Data Centre is extremely grateful for this support and looks forward to the day when it will announce reaching the next milestone of 2 million records.
The 1 millionth record was achieved with the loading of the All-Ireland Non-marine Molluscan Database.