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US Deep-sea Coral Layers - Scleractinia Flabellidae

US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Added 10 Sep 2016
  • Updated 30 Aug 2018

The data represent predicted habitat suitability for several taxa of deep-sea corals. Predictions were modeled using a statistical machine-learning algorithm called maximum entropy (MaxEnt). NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) combined databases of known deep-sea coral locations provided by the NOAA Deep-Sea Coral Research and Technology Program (DSCRTP) and other contributors with environmental and oceanographic data to generate the predictive models of deep-sea coral distribution. These models are used to produce regional maps of deep-sea coral habitat. In these regions, deep-sea coral occurs on the continental shelves and slopes, at ocean depths of approximately 50 to greater than 2,000 meters.

Model predictions are organized into five hierarchical categories to be able to compare the data across coral taxa and across regions. The categories correspond to the predicted likelihood of suitable deep sea coral habitat occurring.

Order: Scleractinia, Family: Flabellidae

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This layer is a component of Deep-sea Corals.

The data represents habitat suitability model predictions for deep-sea corals. Using a statistical machine-learning algorithm called maximum entropy (MaxEnt), NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) combined databases of known deep-sea coral locations provided by the NOAA Deep-Sea Coral Research and Technology Program (DSCRTP) and other contributors with environmental and oceanographic data to generate predictive models of deep-sea coral distribution. These models are used to produce regional maps of deep-sea coral habitat. In these regions, deep-sea coral occurs on the continental shelves and slopes, at ocean depths of approximately 50 to greater than 2,000 meters.

This data depict the calibrated threshold predictive models to be able to compare the data across coral groups. The values correspond to the predicted likelihood of suitable deep sea coral habitat occurring.
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RegionsRhode Island
MetadataDublin Core

Technical Details

Layer ID 20553
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 7610
Attributes Habitat_Likelihood, ORIG_FID
Services Vector Query API

History

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Added 10 Sep 2016 ago
Last checked 1 Sep 2018 ago
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