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NaGISA: Natural geography in shore areas
Rigby,P.R., B.Konar, T.Kato, K.Iken, H.Chenelot and Y.Shirayama (2005). NaGISA OBIS Dataset ver.1.. In: NaGISA . 2005.

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This dataset provides data collected during the Natural Geography In Shore Areas (NaGISA) quantitative global nearshore census. more

The data is coming in (i.e. the dataset is continually being added to and should not be considered complete) from a growing set of globally distributed standard transects from the high inter-tidal zone to the depth of 20m, most of which will be repeated, and many of which are being uploading in stages (i.e. taxonomic detail will improve with time). Target habitats are globally distributed algal/ hard bottom and sea-grass/ soft bottom communities. For each study site, replicate samples are collected at high, mid and low inter-tidal and 1, 5 and 10m sub-tidal depth (where possible at 15 and 20m). The NaGISA protocols (which are standardized) include: (1) Passive sampling, photography and observational techniques, estimates of percent cover of colonial invertebrates and rhizoidal macro algae and counts of algal stripes and solitary fauna within quadrates. (2) Active sampling, core samples of sea grass beds, and careful removal of organisms from small quadrants within macro algal sites. (3) Assessment, measurements of surface and bottom seawater temperature and a visual classification of substrata. For more details please see the project website Please note that all enquires made to NaGISA about this dataset should make complete reference to the field number (s) listed in the NaGISA OBIS dataset.

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Macroalgae
Marine/Coastal, Fresh water, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Algae, Fungi, Monitoring, Phytobenthos, Zoobenthos, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, World Oceans

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -4,45; MinLat: 40,14 - MaxLong: 18,57; MaxLat: 54,59 [WGS84]
World Oceans [Marine Regions]

Kyoto University; Field Science Education and Research Center; Seto Marine Biological Laboratory (SMBL), moredata creator

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CarOBIS: Caribbean Ocean Biodiversity Information System
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
Other relation:
Polychaetes from two subtidal rocky shores of the North coast of Crete, collected for the NaGISA project 2007-2008, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2009-06-09
Information last updated: 2011-01-31
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