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   set  data   graph     public NWFSC Coral Data Collected off West Coast of US (1980-2005)    ?   F   I   M   background (external link) RSS Subscribe NOAA NWFSC nwioosCoral

The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Point
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double -117.27667236328125
attribute NC_GLOBAL featureType String Point
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 48.969085693359375
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double 32.570838928222656
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double -117.27667236328125
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -125.98999786376953
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_max double 1543.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_min double 11.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_positive String down
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_units String m
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String http://nwioos.coas.oregonstate.edu:8080/dods/drds/Coral%201980-2005.info (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NOAA NWFSC
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Coastal Habitat,
Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Marine Habitat,
Biological Classification > Animals/Invertebrates > Cnidarians > Anthozoans/Hexacorals > Hard Or Stony Corals,
1980-2005, abbreviation, atmosphere, beginning, coast, code, collected, coral, data, depth, family, genus, height, identifier, institution, noaa, nwfsc, off, order, scientific, species, station, survey, taxa, taxonomic, taxonomy, time, west, west coast, year
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String The data may be used and redistributed for free but is not intended
for legal use, since it may contain inaccuracies. Neither the data
Contributor, ERD, NOAA, nor the United States Government, nor any
of their employees or contractors, makes any warranty, express or
implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy,
completeness, or usefulness, of this information.
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 48.969085693359375
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String http://nwioos.coas.oregonstate.edu:8080/dods/drds/Coral%201980-2005 (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double 32.570838928222656
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v29
attribute NC_GLOBAL subsetVariables String longitude, latitude, depth, time, institution, institution_id, species_code, taxa_scientific, taxonomic_order, order_abbreviation, taxonomic_family, family_abbreviation, taxonomic_genus
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String This data contains the locations of some observations of
cold-water/deep-sea corals off the west coast of the United States.
Records of coral catch originate from bottom trawl surveys conducted
from 1980 to 2001 by the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) and
2001 to 2005 by the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC).
Locational information represent the vessel mid positions (for AFSC
survey trawls) or "best position" (i.e., priority order: 1) gear
midpoint 2) vessel midpoint, 3) vessel start point, 4) vessel end
point, 5) station coordinates for NWFSC survey trawls) conducted as
part of regular surveys of groundfish off the coasts of Washington,
Oregon and California by NOAA Fisheries. Only records where corals
were identified in the total catch are included. Each catch sample
of coral was identified down to the most specific taxonomic level
possible by the biologists onboard, therefore identification was
dependent on their expertise. When positive identification was not
possible, samples were sometimes archived for future identification
by systematist experts. Data were compiled by the NWFSC, Fishery
Resource Analysis & Monitoring Division

Purpose - Examination of the spatial and temporal distributions of
observations of cold-water/deep-sea corals off the west coast of the
United States, including waters off the states of Washington, Oregon,
and California. It is important to note that these records represent
only presence of corals in the area swept by the trawl gear. Since
bottom trawls used during these surveys are not designed to sample
epibenthic invertebrates, absence of corals in the catch does not
necessary mean they do not occupy the area swept by the trawl gear.

Data Credits - NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Fisheries Science Center,
Resource Assessment & Conservation Engineering Division (RACE) NOAA
Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Fishery Resource
Analysis & Monitoring Division (FRAM)

Contact: Curt Whitmire, NOAA NWFSC, Curt.Whitmire@noaa.gov
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2005-01-01T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 1980-01-01T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String NWFSC Coral Data Collected off West Coast of US (1980-2005)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -125.98999786376953
variable longitude   double  
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range double -125.98999786376953, -117.27667236328125
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable latitude   double  
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range double 32.570838928222656, 48.969085693359375
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
variable depth   double  
attribute depth _CoordinateAxisType String Height
attribute depth _CoordinateZisPositive String down
attribute depth actual_range double 11.0, 1543.0
attribute depth axis String Z
attribute depth colorBarMaximum double 1500.0
attribute depth colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute depth ioos_category String Location
attribute depth long_name String Depth
attribute depth positive String down
attribute depth standard_name String depth
attribute depth units String m
variable time   double  
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 3.155328E8, 1.1045376E9
attribute time axis String T
attribute time Description String Year of Survey.
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String Time (Beginning of Survey Year)
attribute time standard_name String time
attribute time time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute time units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
variable institution   String  
attribute institution Description String Institution is either: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (FRAM Division) or Alaska Fisheries Science Center (RACE Division)
attribute institution ioos_category String Identifier
attribute institution long_name String Institution
variable institution_id   double  
attribute institution_id actual_range double 38807.0, 2.00503017472E11
attribute institution_id Description String Unique ID from Institution.
attribute institution_id ioos_category String Identifier
attribute institution_id long_name String Institution ID
variable species_code   double  
attribute species_code actual_range double 41000.0, 144115.0
attribute species_code Description String Unique identifier for species.
attribute species_code ioos_category String Taxonomy
attribute species_code long_name String Species Code
variable taxa_scientific   String  
attribute taxa_scientific Description String Scientific name of taxa
attribute taxa_scientific ioos_category String Taxonomy
attribute taxa_scientific long_name String Taxa Scientific
variable taxonomic_order   String  
attribute taxonomic_order ioos_category String Taxonomy
attribute taxonomic_order long_name String Taxonomic Order
variable order_abbreviation   String  
attribute order_abbreviation ioos_category String Taxonomy
attribute order_abbreviation long_name String Order Abbreviation
variable taxonomic_family   String  
attribute taxonomic_family ioos_category String Taxonomy
attribute taxonomic_family long_name String Taxonomic Family
variable family_abbreviation   String  
attribute family_abbreviation ioos_category String Taxonomy
attribute family_abbreviation long_name String Family Abbreviation
variable taxonomic_genus   String  
attribute taxonomic_genus Description String Taxonomic Genus.
attribute taxonomic_genus ioos_category String Taxonomy
attribute taxonomic_genus long_name String Taxonomic Genus

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