Sampling event
Latest version published by United States Geological Survey on Jul 7, 2023 United States Geological Survey
Publication date:
7 July 2023
CC-BY 4.0

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Data as a DwC-A file download 2,704 records in English (761 KB) - Update frequency: not planned
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From 2001 to 2010, SeamountsOnline gathered and standardized data on species that have been observed or collected from seamounts. The purpose of the resource was to facilitate research into seamount ecology, and to act as a resource for managers. It was also the database component of the Global Census of Marine Life on Seamounts. We do not follow a strict geological definition of a seamount, so data on features smaller than 1000m high are included. Both hydrothermally-active and non-active seamounts are included, though the coverage is better for non-venting seamounts. SeamountsOnline is no longer an active project, and the dataset is no longer being expanded. Please note that the contents of SeamountsOnline are not complete - it does not hold all existing seamount species information.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event 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 2,704 records.

2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Event (core)

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.


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: 2931765e-0682-4a38-85eb-032964cc3792.  United States Geological Survey publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.


Occurrence; Observation


Karen Stocks
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Geological Data Center, Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
Abby Benson
  • Publisher
U.S. Geological Survey

Additional Metadata

Marine, harvested by OBIS

Alternative Identifiers 2931765e-0682-4a38-85eb-032964cc3792