CeDAMar global database of abyssal biological sampling

Type Article
Date 2008-12
Language English
Author(s) Stuart Carol T.1, Arbizu Pedro Martinez2, Smith Craig R.3, Molodtsova Tina4, Brandt Angelika5, 6, Etter Ron J.1, Escobar-Briones Elva7, Fabri Marie-ClaireORCID8, Rex Michael A.1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Massachusetts, Dept Biol, Boston, MA 02125 USA.
2 : DZMB Forsch Inst Senckenberg, German Ctr Biodivers Res, D-26382 Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
3 : Univ Hawaii, Dept Oceanog, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA.
4 : Russian Acad Sci, PP Shirshov Oceanol Inst, Moscow 117218, Russia.
5 : Univ Hamburg, Inst Zool, D-20146 Hamburg, Germany.
6 : Univ Hamburg, Zool Museum, D-20146 Hamburg, Germany.
7 : Univ Nacl Autonoma Mexico, Mexico City 04510, DF, Mexico.
8 : Inst Francais Rech Exploitat Mer, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
Source Aquatic biology (1864-7790) (Inter-research), 2008-12 , Vol. 4 , P. 143-145
DOI 10.3354/ab00097
WOS© Times Cited 17
Keyword(s) Abyssal, Marine benthos, Database, Deep sea, Biodiversity
Abstract The Census of the Diversity of Abyssal Marine Life (CeDAMar), a division of the Census of Marine Life, has compiled the first comprehensive global database of biological samples taken in the abyssal plains of the world ocean. It is an essential resource for planning future exploration of the abyss, for synthesizing patterns of biogeography and biodiversity, and for environmentally safe exploitation of natural resources. The database is described in this article, and made available to investigators through the CeDAMar website.
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Stuart Carol T., Arbizu Pedro Martinez, Smith Craig R., Molodtsova Tina, Brandt Angelika, Etter Ron J., Escobar-Briones Elva, Fabri Marie-Claire, Rex Michael A. (2008). CeDAMar global database of abyssal biological sampling. Aquatic biology, 4, 143-145. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.3354/ab00097 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/6091/