The seagrass dataset has been compiled by UNEP-WCMC in collaboration with Dr Frederick T. Short, University of New Hampshire, USA to show the global distribution of seagrass species. This dataset has been created from multiple sources and was used in the creation of the “World Atlas of Seagrasses”(2003). This polygon feature dataset is an update of the data used in the Atlas and is a unique data holding about the state of the world’s seagrasses. For a complete overview of global seagrass distribution this dataset should be displayed together with the associated point dataset.
Citation: Global distribution of seagrasses (V2.0, 2005) prepared by UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) in collaboration with Dr. Frederick T. Short.
Size: 70.4 MB
Bounding Coordinates: West: -175.427879
Coordinate System: Geographic
Angular Units: Decimal degrees
Spheroid: WGS 1984
Datum: WGS 1984
Format: Vector shapefile
Format version: ArcGIS 9.3
Contact organisation: UNEP-WCMC
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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