Benthic Cover Data

Benthic cover data captures the location, extent, general character, and spatial relationships of biological communities in shallow nearshore areas. These data are useful for conservation planning, marine protected area sighting, and environmental monitoring by serving as a baseline for assessing potential climate change impacts to benthic environments.

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screenshot of NOAA's Benthic Cover Collection.
Screenshot of NOAA’s Benthic Cover Collection.