Admissible evidence?

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Domhnall Damh
Admissible evidence?

A quick question about whether a certain type of evidence is admissable or not as a sign that the species is present. 

At the lowest tides of the month, the local bay dries out to reveal the flat bottom. The empty shells of shellfish and crustaceans are scattered across the sea bed, apparently discarded by the local predators, such as otters and eiders. For example, there are shells from cockles, razorfish and green shore crabs. 

Are photos of the empty shells admissible as evidence that the species is present? In plain language, do empty shells "count"? 

debbianne
Empty shells

Hi

I searched for the green shore crab in Explore all Records and came across a record for a moulted carapace which has been verified. I think it would be worth uploading some of your records and see if they get picked up for your area.

Debbianne

Domhnall Damh
Verified Empty Shells

Thanks for your useful tip. I searched iRecord for several species of seashell and found that empty shells had been accepted by verifiers. I'll try taking some photos when the tide and weather allow, upload them and see what the verifiers make of them. 

debbianne
Verified Empty Shells

You're most welcome - glad it was useful.

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