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Coral Reef Area by Marine Ecoregion

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Original Data Basin Creation Date
2011-11-03 06:47:12
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2012-01-09 08:37:36

Summary

Area of coral reefs (square kilometers), by marine ecoregion. We extracted coral reefs from version 7.0 of the global one-kilometer raster data set compiled by the UNEP-WCMC update of 2003 (for more information about the source data set, e-mail spatialanalysis@unep-wcmc.org), which is almost entirely identical to the data published in the World Atlas of Coral Reefs (Spalding et al. 2001). They represent a combination of line and polygon information converted to a one-kilometer grid to smooth data originally drawn at different scales. We made minor modifications to the global map, by removing reef areas from West Africa and the Leeuwin and Southern California Bight ecoregions. The latter represents erroneous data, but other areas, [...]

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<a href="http://nature.org">The Nature Conservancy</a>
Harvested on Fri May 23 09:38:17 MDT 2014 from Data Basin Service

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UniqueKey Data Basin c93ff883826b4f9d85aa0e504034ae7c

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