Ocean Genome Legacy Collection

Latest version published by United States Geological Survey on Aug 15, 2022 United States Geological Survey

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 31,872 records in English (2 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
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The Ocean Genome Legacy Center (OGL) is a nonprofit marine research facility and genome bank dedicated to exploring and preserving the threatened biological diversity of the sea and oversees a collection of annotated and validated samples of genomic DNA and DNA-containing tissues representing a broad cross section of diversity of life in the oceans.

Data Records

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 31,872 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.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Accession ID OGL-#####. The Ocean Genome Legacy Center. Northeastern University. Published on the web at ogl.northeastern.edu/catalog.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is United States Geological Survey. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 968dfa3e-3614-4bab-a3b5-e9209bdd6078.  United States Geological Survey publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.


Occurrence; Occurrence


Hannah Appiah-Madson
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Collections Associate
Northeastern University Marine Science Center
430 Nahant Road
01908 Nahant
Daniel Distel
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Northeastern University Marine Science Center
430 Nahant Road
01908 Nahant
Abigail Benson
  • Metadata Provider
  • User
U.S. Geological Survey

Geographic Coverage

The geographic scope of the OGL collection includes pelagic and benthic organisms from all oceans and oceanic provinces and divisions, from the littoral zone to abyssal depths and tropical to arctic and antarctic waters.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Additional Metadata

marine, harvest by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers 968dfa3e-3614-4bab-a3b5-e9209bdd6078