Survey Results Input Form 2020 - All Ireland, England and Scotland
Please use a different form for each survey unit (500 m)

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A1. Please enter the codes for your Survey Unit
Country Code *
8= Rep. of Ireland; 23= Northern Ireland; 20= SW of England
County Code *
Block Code *
Unit Code *
A2. Name of survey unit or area
Map name
Local name or landmark
if different from map name
A3. Name and address of surveyor(s)/group/school
Name *
Address
Please, give your address only if you agree to be contacted by Coastwatch
Telephone
Please, give your phone number only if you agree to be contacted by Coastwatch
Email
Please, give your email only if you agree to be contacted by Coastwatch
Would you like to be named as surveyor and results contributor? *
No means your name will not appear on acknowledgements or be released unless you change your mind
A4. Date of Survey
Day *
MM
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DD
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YYYY
A5. How well do you know this site?
Clear selection
A6. Is this unit (or part of) an officially designated area?
Clear selection
A7. If yes, which nature or human use designations/permits apply?
Other Nature designation
Other use right or designation (seaweed harvest, boat slip)
A8. Is there direct access to your coastal unit from land down to high water?
Any comment on questions A7 or A8?
B1. What is the inmediate hinterland mainly devoted to?
Transport
Other: please state (e.g. golf course)
B2. Inflows in your survey unit.
Please enter in the order encountered. If there are more than 4 choose the most important ones in terms of potential pollution impact.
INFLOW 1
Type
River/stream name (if relevant)
Size
Dead fish (count or estimate)
Filamentous algae &/or sewage fungus.
Invasive Alien Species (you can add name in B3 comments below)
Did you detected Nitrite (NO2)?
What levels of Nitrate (mg/l NO3) did you find?
Inflow Water temperature (ºC)
How acid or basic is the water? The PH is:
INFLOW 2
Type
River/stream name (if relevant)
Size
Dead fish (count or estimate)
Filamentous algae &/or sewage fungus.
Invasive Alien Species (you can add name in B3 comments below)
Did you detected Nitrite (NO3)?
What levels of Nitrate (mg/l NO3) did you find?
Inflow Water temperature (ºC)
How acid or basic is the water? The PH is:
INFLOW 3
Type
River/stream name (if relevant)
Size
Dead fish (count or estimate)
Filamentous algae &/or sewage fungus
Invasive Alien Species (you can add name in B3 comments below)
Did you detected Nitrite (NO2)?
What levels of Nitrate (mg/l NO3) did you find?
Inflow Water temperature (ºC)
How acid or basic is the water? The PH is:
Inflow 4
Type
River/stream name (if relevant)
Size
Dead fish (count or estimate)
Filamentous algae &/or sewage fungus
Invasive Alien Species (you can add name in B3 comments below)
Did you detected Nitrite (NO2)?
What levels of Nitrate (mg/l NO3) did you find?
Inflow Water temperature (ºC)
How acid or basic is the water? The PH is:
THE TOTAL NUMBER OF INFLOWS COUNTED IN THE SURVEY UNIT WAS:
Include intermittently active inflows like storm drains
B3. Frequency of sewage pollution
If you know the survey unit well, please estimate frequency of sewage pollution incidents.
NOTES on B2 or B3
C. Splash Zone
C1. Indicate the approximate width of splash zone
Tick several widths if the area is not uniform
C2. What is your splash zone covered in?
You can tick up to 5 boxes
Other (e.g. washed up maerl, bog or field)
D. INTERTIDAL
D1. Estimate the average width of the intertidal area at low tide
Tick several widths if the area is not uniform
What is the intertidal surface composed of:
You can tick up to 5 boxes
Which of the plants and seaweeds did you find in the intertidal&/or splashzone?
See identification notes
Other of note
D4. Any new/recent species of animal, plant or seaweed which appeared in this area?
Clear selection
Name or note?
D5. Indicate which of the animals listed below you found alive or dead:
Molluscs
Barnacles
Crabs
Sea Urchins
Starfish
Fish
Seabirds - alive
Seabirds - dead
Seabirds with oil - alive
Seabirds with oil - dead
Seals - alive
Seals - dead
Dolphins, Whales - alive
Dolphins, Whales - dead
Rats - alive
Rats - dead
Notes
E. LITTER, WASTE AND POLLUTION
E1. Tick major items fond on your survey unit anywhere from start of hinterland to water
if you see more than one TYRE, add a count
E2. Litter count: Drink containers and other items found anywhere on the shore (count full 500m units)
Plastic bottles
Metal cans
Glass bottles
Carton/Tetra pack
Bottle lids
Wet wipes
Plastic Shoping Bags
Other (please specify and add count if you see items which you think should be counted as a category in future)
E3. Tick which of the following items of general litter or pollution you found on your unit
Fishing/aquaculture gear - please tick source(s)
E4: Micro litter pilot: Is there an area where you see tiny litter threads, bits, polystyrene beads?
Describe
E5: Which area was the most littered?
Was that litter accumulating in areas or was it spread more or less evenly?
Clear selection
F1: Has recent weather made the appearance of your coastal unit chage?
Clear selection
F2. Has the shore been cleaned within the last week?
Clear selection
F3. Is there any planned change of character (positive or negative) which is imminent for this coastal unit?
Clear selection
F4. Tick if you have evidence of a serious risk &/or imminent planned change for the worse from any of the threats/activities listed:
F5. Is there something you really liked or loved about this survey unit?
F6. Comments or observations
If you would like to submit now without entering the extra questions, scroll down and click 'Submit'
Biodiversity
I. Worms
Did you find any evidence of colonial worms, or large patches with lots of:
Comment
Comment
Comment
Other Worm of note?
Comment
II. Sea shells
Did you find any of the following?
Mussel
Describe your find
Native oyster
Describe your find
Gigas oyster
Describe your find
Cockle
Describe your find
Razor shell
Describe your find
Limpet
Describe your find
Slipper limpet
Describe your find
Dogwhelk
Describe your find
Shellfish eggs
Describe your find
Other
Please specify
Describe your find
III: Fish
Did you see fish?
Clear selection
...if you identified, please note
What shape? Count or estimate:
Classic fish-shape
Flatfish
Eel-like
If you know this place, did you see fish here before?
Clear selection
Did you find any fish egg case(s)?
Clear selection
...if yes, please estimate count
Harvesting from the sea
Do you see or know of aquaculture, collecting for home use, or commercial harvesting?
Seaweed
Comments
Mussel
Comments
Oyster
Comments
Periwinkle
Comments
Crab
Comments
Lobster
Comments
Fish
Comments
Other
Please specify
Comments
Governments are preparing Maritime Spatial Plans (MSP) now. Does your survey area have important intertidal or submerged features (Nature, archaeology, etc) or traditional use to be marked in our MSP?
MARINE LITTER EXTRA QUESTIONS
Please count any of the listed COVID related litter you found in your survey unit. If the litter isn’t in your survey unit yet, but found on access points, like beach car parks, please count and note in comments.
Masks (tick or count)
Bleach containers (tick or count)
Wipes (tick or count)
Single use gloves (tick or count)
Any comments? or other COVID related waste like hand sanitisers?
Did you see any of these Single-Use Plastic products on your shore between edge of hinterland and water’s edge or floating on water?
Plastic cotton bud sticks (tick or count)
Plastic cutlery (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks) (tick or count)
Plastic single use plates; including paper plates with plastic film (tick or count)
Plastic straws (tick or count)
Plastic Beverage stirrers (tick or count)
Plastic Sticks to be attached to balloons (tick or count)
Polystyrene food containers (tick or count)
Polystyrene beverage (coffee, tea, soup) containers (tick or count)
Take away drinks/soup container lids (tick or count)
Any comments?
Submit
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