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Hebbeln, Dierk; Bender, Maren; Gaide, Stefanie; Titschack, Jürgen; Vandorpe, Thomas; Van Rooij, David; Wintersteller, Paul; Wienberg, Claudia (2019): Morphometry of cold-water coral mounds along the northern Moroccan Atlantic margin. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Hebbeln, D et al. (2019): Thousands of cold-water coral mounds along the Moroccan Atlantic continental margin: Distribution and morphometry. Marine Geology, 411, 51-61,

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Coral mounds formed by framework-forming cold-water corals pierce the seabed along most continental margins of the Atlantic Ocean and new sites are continuously being discovered. Here, we describe an extremely high accumulation of coral mounds at the NW Moroccan Atlantic margin between 35°N and 35.5°N. Within an area of only 1,440 km2, 3,464 mounds were found exposed at the seabed. This dataset includes position and morphometry of these coral mounds located between~500 m and 1000 m water depth.
cold-water corals; contintal margin; coral mounds; Morocco; Morphometry
Median Latitude: 35.214192 * Median Longitude: -6.964921 * South-bound Latitude: 34.985710 * West-bound Longitude: -7.239760 * North-bound Latitude: 35.402040 * East-bound Longitude: -6.766500
Minimum DEPTH, water: 566 m * Maximum DEPTH, water: 1155 m
MSM36-track * Latitude Start: 36.720000 * Longitude Start: -4.420300 * Latitude End: 28.099700 * Longitude End: -15.413400 * Campaign: MSM36 * Basis: Maria S. Merian * Method/Device: Underway cruise track measurements (CT)
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1IdentificationIDHebbeln, DierkObject ID
2LATITUDELatitudeHebbeln, DierkGeocode
3LONGITUDELongitudeHebbeln, DierkGeocode
4UTM Northing, Universal Transverse MercatorUTM northmHebbeln, Dierk
5UTM Easting, Universal Transverse MercatorUTM eastmHebbeln, Dierk
6UTM Zone, Universal Transverse MercatorUTM ZoneHebbeln, Dierk
7DEPTH, waterDepth watermHebbeln, DierkGeocode
8LengthlmHebbeln, Dierkof the individual coral mounds
9WidthwmHebbeln, Dierkof the individual coral mounds
10AreaAream2Hebbeln, Dierkbasal area: are of the coral mounds assuming an ellipsoidal shape
11DirectionDirectiondegHebbeln, Dierkdirection of length axis
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