Megafauna morphotypes annotated on deep see images in the German contract area for polymetallic nodule mining, Clarion Clipperton Fracture Zone, Pacific


The dataset contains the counts of megafauna morphotypes annotated on deep sea images from the contract area allocated to the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) for the exploration of polymetallic nodules in the Clarion Clipperton Facture Zone, Pacific. A subset of this dataset was used to compute distribution models for 68 megafauna morphotypes (referred to as study 1 in the table). Another subset was used to investigate the influence of habitat heterogeneity on the megafauna composition (referred to as study 2 in the table).

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Creator Uhlenkott, Katja ORCID logo; Simon-Lledó, Erik ORCID logo; Vink, Annemiek ORCID logo; Martínez Arbizu, Pedro
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2022
Funding Reference Federal Ministry of Education and Research Crossref Funder ID 03F0707E JPI-O MiningImpact: Wiederbesiedlungspotential bergbaulich beanspruchter Tiefseeareale; Federal Ministry of Education and Research Crossref Funder ID 03F0812E JPI-O MiningImpact: Molekulare Biodiversitätserfassung; Natural Environment Research Council Crossref Funder ID NE/T003537/1 Seabed Mining And Resilience To EXperimental impact
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 2139336 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-119.302W, 11.307S, -116.107E, 13.191N); North Pacific Ocean; Equatorial East Pacific
Temporal Coverage Begin 2010-04-26T05:40:10Z
Temporal Coverage End 2018-05-11T16:56:17Z