Deepsea Coral and Sponge Image Database Launched

The SWFSC Fishery Ecology Division's Habitat Ecology Team has launched a Deepsea Coral and Sponge Image Database:

/DeepseaCoralImageDatabase 

This database includes images of corals, sponges, and other organisms surveyed on rocky banks during the Team's recent cruises off southern California. At this site, you can map the images, as well as view associated data on identification and depth. This is an interactive database, whereby other researchers can provide expert opinions that will be critical to the ongoing development of this database.

(November 12, 2010)