Ocean Data Viewer

About the site
  • Dataset detail
  • Modelled Global Distribution of the Kelp Biome
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  • Description

  • This is a MaxEnt model map of the global distribution of the Laminarian kelp biome. This was modelled using 44,265 cleaned primary occurrence records from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), and the Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) and 13 environmental variables from the Global Marine Environment Datasets (GMED). Those variables included depth, dissolved oxygen, pH, nitrate concentration, average and maximum sea surface temperature, salinity, and others.

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  • Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported (CC BY 4.0). See https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ for details. Free to (1) copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, (2) remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.