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Citation:
Yesson, C et al. (2012): Global raster maps indicating the habitat suitability for 7 suborders of cold water octocorals (Octocorallia found deeper than 50m). doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.775081,
Supplement to: Yesson, Chris; Taylor, Michelle L; Tittensor, Derek P; Davies, Andrew; Guinotte, John M; Baco, Amy; Black, Julie; Hall-Spencer, Jason M; Rogers, Alex David (2012): Global habitat suitability of cold-water octocorals. Journal of Biogeography, 39(7), 1278-1292, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02681.x
Abstract:
This dataset consists of global raster maps indicating the habitat suitability for 7 suborders of cold water octocorals (Octocorallia found deeper than 50m). Maps present a relative habitat suitability index ranging from 0 (unsuitable) to 100 (highly suitable). Two maps are provided for each suborder (Alcyoniina, Calcaxonia, Holaxonia, Scleraxonia, Sessiliflorae, Stolonifera, and Subselliflorae). A publicly accessable low resolution map (grid size 10x10 arc-minutes) and a restricted access high resolution map (grid size 30x30 arc-seconds). Maps are geotiff format incorporating LZW compression to reduce file size.
Please contact the corresponding author (Chris Yesson) for access to the high resolution data.
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