COSEE Ocean Systems: News
3D ocean map tracks ecosystems in unprecedented detail
Description: The map groups together marine regions of similar temperature, salinity, oxygen and nutrient levels. It has been available for only a few months, and researchers are still working through how they might use it. But its international team of developers hopes that the map will help conservationists, government officials and others to better understand the biogeography of the oceans and make decisions about which areas to preserve. It could also serve as a data-rich baseline for analysing future ocean changes. [Source: Nature | News]
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Source: Nature | News
Publish Date: 1/3/2017
Reading Level: Expert
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