Award’s wrap up

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For the record, here are the placing of each island under the five different awards. Bere Island won the overall award for the most species recorded, and snatched the award for the most productive team. So major success all round. Inis Mór won two awards; for the most Marine Species and for the most Conservation Species … Continued

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FINAL RESULT

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The winners of Island BioBlitz 2016, with an incredible tally of 1,178 species is Bere Island!!! We don’t know how you managed it but that is a fantastic, and unexpected result. Well done to all the time, it is a remarkable achievement and has put Bere Island firmly on the biodiversity map. Inis Mór was a … Continued

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Result #3: Most Conservation Species Award

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The award for the island that recorded the most species of conservation value, those that are threatened or protected, goes to Inis Mór with 73 species. Tory Island is next with 64 followed closely by Cape Clear with 62 species. Bere Island recorded 54 species and Clare Island 42. Well done Inis Mór!

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Result # 2: Species richness Award

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The second award for the island that has recorded the most species by area goes to wonderful Tory Island, where the team recorded an amazing number of 208 species by kilometre square. Next came Cape Clear with 130 species, Bere Island with 67 species, Clare Island with 52 and Inis Mór with 35. Well done to … Continued

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Result #1: Most productive team

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Well, the first of the awards, the most productive team award goes to Bere Island. Here the team members entered on average 34.7 species. Clare Island was a close second, having submitted an average of 33.6 species. Tory was third with 30.9 species, Inis Mór had 29.7 and Cape Clare had 26.5. Well done Bere Island … Continued

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Sunday 10am Tallies

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With just two hours remaining, Inis Mór has stretched its lead again, and seems to be storming into an unassailable lead. We thought they might have peaked too soon, but that is not the case. They are heading towards the incredible 1,000 species milestone. Bere Island is doing incredibly well and holding on strongly to second … Continued

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Saturday 8pm Tallies

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The 20:00hrs has three islands, Bere, Inis Mór and Cape Clear neck and neck with only 6 species separating them. This is going to go right down to the wire tomorrow, with very few species separating these islands. Clare Island is lagging somewhat behind, but we are suspicious that many species have been recorded but they … Continued

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Saturday 4pm Tallies

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By 16:00hrs the picture has changed significantly. Bere Island has made a huge effort and is now within two species of Inis Mór, with tallies of 683 and 685 respectively. Cape Clear is a bit behind, but we hear that an internet connectivity problem may have impeded their progress over the last couple of hours. Tory … Continued

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Saturday 10am Tallies

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At 10:00hrs, the first formal tally for this year’s BioBlitz, Inis Mór have taken a very early lead, having already recorded and logged 477 species. Cape Clear and Bere Island are neck and neck,as are Clare Island and Tory Island, al beit someway behind.  Inis Mór has recorded the most plant species and has recorded good numbers … Continued

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