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NOAA Deep Sea Corals Research and Technology Program

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NOAA’s Deep-Sea Coral Research and Technology Program (DSC-RTP) is compiling a national geodatabase of the known locations of deep-sea corals and sponges in U.S. territorial waters and beyond. The database will be comprehensive, standardized, quality controlled, and networked to outside resources. The database schema accommodates both linear (trawls, transects) and point (samples, observations) data. The structure of the database is tailored to occurrence records of all the azooxanthellate corals, a subset of all corals, and all sponge species. Records shallower than 50 m are generally excluded in order to focus on predominantly deep-water species – the mandate of the DSC-RTP. The intention is to limit the overlap with light-dependent (and mostly shallow-water) corals.

Marine, A, Atlantic, ASW, Caribbean, ASW, Mexico Gulf, I, Pacific, PN, Arctic

Geographical coverage
A, Atlantic [Marine Regions]
ASW, Caribbean [Marine Regions]
ASW, Mexico Gulf [Marine Regions]
I, Pacific [Marine Regions]
PN, Arctic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1842 - 2014

Occurrence of biota

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), moredata creator

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-USA: US Ocean Biodiversity Informaton System, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2017-01-17
Information last updated: 2017-01-17
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