Data Entry

Use this form below to enter the results of your Big Seaweed Search. Your records will appear on the map when identification has been checked by the Big Seaweed Search team. There is a file size limit of 4MB per photograph.

Personal data collection statement:

  • Thank you for your interest in taking part in the Big Seaweed Search, which is a joint project between the Natural History Museum (NHM) and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). To take part, you will need to complete the information form below.
  • Whilst most of the information is about your seashore and is therefore not personal data, we do also ask for your name and email address.
  • The reason we ask for your name is that this is a necessary part of a biological record, and it is therefore important to note that it will be made publicly available via the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Gateway along with the species name, date and location of the record. The NHM and the MCS believe that the collection of names is necessary for us to perform a task in the public interest and as part of our official functions.
  • Providing your email address is entirely optional – it will be used by the NHM and MCS only if we need to get in touch with you to ask more about the data you enter. If you choose to also provide your email address, you do so based on consent and can withdraw this at any time and we will delete your email address.
  • Your name and email address will not be used by the NHM and MCS for anything other than the above purposes, however the NHM will share the information with the NBN Gateway and the Biological Records Centre so that your observations can be part of the national recording scheme.
  • Your name will be retained permanently as part of the entry at the Biological Records Centre, and your email address (should you choose to share it) will be held by the NHM and MCS for 5 years.

This page uses an Indicia Data Warehouse supported by the Biological Records Centre.

About you and your seashore

Registration is optional. If you register, you will be able to review and download your own results on future visits. If you're already registered, please login before entering your results.

A red asterisk means that a field is mandatory.
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This is just the first part of your home postcode e.g. RH12: do not include the second part

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Please use the 24 hour clock (hh:mm).

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Please use the 24 hour clock (hh:mm).

Upload a photo of your survey plot (ideally taken with your back to the sea)
Type a place name or zoom in on the map to your survey location, then click on the map to mark your survey area with an orange square. The Grid Reference will be filled in automatically when you put the mark on the map.
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What did you see?

Mark each species as present or absent. You can add abundance and position data, and upload images, once you've marked a species as present. Please try to include a photo if present, as we will not be able to verify your observation without it.
Seaweeds affected by sea temperature rise
1.
Alaria esculenta

Dabberlocks

Alaria esculenta

2.
Saccharina latissima

Sugar kelp

Saccharina latissima

3.
Fucus serratus

Serrated wrack

Fucus serratus

4.
Fucus vesiculosus

Bladder wrack

Fucus vesiculosus

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Ascophyllum nodosum

Knotted wrack

Ascophyllum nodosum

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Fucus spiralis

Spiral wrack

Fucus spiralis

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Pelvetia canaliculata

Channelled wrack

Pelvetia canaliculata

8.
Himanthalia elongata

Thongweed

Himanthalia elongata

Non-native seaweeds
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Sargassum muticum

Wireweed

Sargassum muticum

10.
Undaria pinnatifida

Wakame

Undaria pinnatifida

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Asparagopsis armata

Harpoon weed

Asparagopsis armata

12.
Bonnemaisonia hamifera

Bonnemaison's hook weed

Bonnemaisonia hamifera

Seaweeds affected by ocean acidification
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Calcified crusts

Calcified crusts

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Coral weeds

Coral weeds

Other taxa

Do you have any additional comments about your shore or the survey, or questions for our seaweed researcher Prof. Juliet Brodie?

Submit

The Natural History Museum and Marine Conservation Society run a wide variety of surveys and projects to study and protect the natural environment.

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The Natural History Museum and Marine Conservation Society will use the photos you have uploaded to confirm the identification of the seaweeds you have recorded, and they may be used in academic publications and presentations about the project.

We would also like to use your images for publicity purposes e.g. in blog posts, on social media and on our websites. The copyright will remain with you and you will be credited wherever your photo is used. If you are happy for your photos to be used in this way, please tick the box below.


Data Protection

All personal information stored by or on behalf of the Natural History Museum and Marine Conservation Society will be managed in accordance with Data Protection Regulations. Find out more about how we use your information here.