The NOAA National Benthic Inventory (NBI) is a dynamic quantitative database on benthic species distributions obtained from studies conducted by NOAA and partnering institutions in estuarine and coastal-ocean areas of the United States.
The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 202,122 records.
This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
NOAA (2018): National Benthic Inventory. v1. GBIF Secretariat. Dataset/Occurrence. https://nccos-coastalscience-products-web-ipt.azurewebsites.net/
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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 5199d77b-fc69-4c85-94f2-4d3e63e777ff. United States Geological Survey publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.
Occurrence; benthic; infauna; macroinfauna
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [16, -162], North East [50, -64]|
Benthic infauna (Kingdom Animalia) collected throughout estuarine and coastal shelf areas of the U.S.
|Start Date / End Date||1991-03-18 / 2017-10-14|
No Description available
|Title||National Benthic Inventory|
The personnel involved in the project:
- Point Of Contact
Method step description:
- Methods for the associated projects are described in the National Benthic Inventory web site (https://products.coastalscience.noaa.gov/nbi/).
Marine, harvest by iOBIS