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Number of Seagrass Species by Marine Ecoregion

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Original Data Basin Creation Date
2011-11-08 07:21:20
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2012-01-09 09:33:32

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Number of seagrass species, by marine ecoregion. We extracted seagrasses from version 2.0 of the global polygon and point data set that was compiled by UNEP-WCMC in 2005 (for more information about the source data set, e-mail spatialanalysis@unep-wcmc.org). These same data were originally published in the World Atlas of Seagrasses (Green and Short 2003; see, in particular, the chapter by Spalding et al. 2003). The source data for the habitat map were a mix of point and polygon information gathered from a major literature review as well as from national-level mapping programs. We developed the species diversity map from range maps drawn for fifty-five species. The four species from the genus Ruppia were not mapped because these are [...]

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<a href="http://nature.org">The Nature Conservancy</a>
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