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Species Alert – Crayfish plague

View Press Release issued 17/08/2015 Species Alert for: Crayfish plague (Aphanomyces astaci). Issued by: National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) Reason for issue: Preliminary DNA diagnosis shows Crayfish plague as present on the Bruskey/Erne River at Killydoon, near Ballinagh, … Continued

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Crayfish identification tips

A Species Alert has been issued for Crayfish plague (Aphanomyces astaci). It is unknown how the plague may have reached the infected sites but it can be been introduced through infected equipment or through introduction of a non-native crayfish species … Continued

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Distinguished Recorder Award 2015

The Data Centre is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Recorder Award 2015. The annual award was established by the Data Centre in 2008 and is made to an individual or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to the recording … Continued

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Last five months of Atlas of Mammals in Ireland

Only five months of recording remain before the data collection phase of the Atlas of Mammals in Ireland 2010-2015 ends. The Atlas of Mammals in Ireland project is an ambitious collaborative project which brings together mammal sightings into a single database to … Continued

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Chironomids of Ireland database

The latest national database to be loaded to Biodiversity Maps is the Chironomidae (Diptera) of Ireland, provided by Dr. Declan Murray, Ireland’s leading author for this group. The database contains 21,064 records of 500 species, all of which have been … Continued

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Osmia aurulenta behaving strangely

Osmia aurulenta is a solitary bee that is found along our east and south coasts. It nests in empty snail shells, and we have always assumed it is restricted to sand dunes in Ireland. It is recorded inland in Britain, but generally … Continued

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New Grasshopper & Crickets of Ireland dataset

A new dataset of all sightings of Grasshoppers, Crickets and related insects  (Orthoptera and Allied Insects of Ireland) has been added to Biodiversity Maps. The database brings together all the sightings submitted to the Data Centre and those stored in … Continued

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