The World Data Center for
Marine Mammal, Seabird, Sea Turtle, Shark & Ray
Distributions
 records
 datasets
 species
Species in latest 20 datasets
Orcinus orca (1,503)
Marine Mammals
  records
  datasets
Species in latest 20 datasets
Seabirds
  records
  datasets
Species in latest 20 datasets
Sea Turtles
  records
  datasets
Species in latest 20 datasets
Sharks & Rays
  records
  datasets
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records
datasets
species
 
 
New
Additions since 2021-09-15
5 datasets
4 species
10,399 records
 
New or Updated Datasets
Research organizations and individuals around the world contribute their data of marine megavertebrates to OBIS-SEAMAP and it's growing.
Collaboration
Collaborative Contributions
Whether a scheduled, automatic data transfer or a manual submission of a large set of data, OBIS-SEAMAP is in a good collaboration with dedicated contributors.
Models
Modeling Projects
MGEL organizes a repository of modeling efforts for marine protected species and develops mapping tools to visualize predicted density of the species.
Apps
Sea Turtle & PhotoID Apps
OBIS-SEAMAP provides applications specialized for the sea turtle communtity and photo-identification researches on whales & dolphins.
What OBIS-SEAMAP does:

OBIS-SEAMAP helps quantify the global patterns of marine species distributions & biodiversity to improve our understanding of the ecology of marine mammals, seabirds, sea turtles and rays & sharks, and to support worldwide conservation efforts.
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The feature-rich mapping tool helps you explore distributions & biodiversity of marine species to foster your project.
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OBIS-SEAMAP consists of a diverse database accumulating data from surveys, satellite telemetry, acoustic monitoring, Photo-ID, and citizen science of marine megavertebrates. It relies on contributors who are willing to share their data under the Creative Commons licenses.
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OBIS-SEAMAP is a thematic node of OBIS and a publisher to GBIF. Most of OBIS-SEAMAP data are available in OBIS and GBIF.

Used in research and conservation projects addressing:
Protected Species Conservation
Marine Spatial Planning
Stock Assessments
Identification of Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas
MPA Assessments
 
Further Knowledge of Species
Historical and Current Distributions
Noise Impact Assessments
Food-web Modeling
Reef Monitoring
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