This dataset shows the global distribution of seagrass species richness, or global seagrass biodiversity.
The boundaries do not represent actual ranges as seagrass are distributed in waters shallow enough for sunlight to penetrate. No surface area calculations should be attempted.
Green EP, Short FT (2003). World atlas of seagrasses. Prepared by UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Berkeley (California, USA): University of California. 332 pp. Data URL: http://data.unep-wcmc.org/datasets/9
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