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MADAGASCAR National Oceanographic Data Centre - Corals
Entry ID: madagascar_corals

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Abstract: The Madagascar National Oceanographic Data Centre is attached to the University of Toliara. Some of the research achievements of the Oceanographic Data Centre are: a project for the protection of coastal reefs in south-western Madagascar; a marine biodiversity assessment in the same coastal area; a socio-economic investigation of traditional fishing practices; and bio-ecological surveys to facilitate the development of a sustainable marine park in the Masoala area far away on Madagascar’s northeast coast.

This dataset has been collected in Toliara Bay, and includes hard corals, soft corals, and some algae. It currently consists of 1452 records of 17 families.
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Description: Sub-Saharan African OBIS (AfrOBIS)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -23.38   S: -23.38   E: 43.58   W: 43.58

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: MADAGASCAR National Oceanographic Data Centre, Madagascar
Dataset Title: Corals
Dataset Release Place: Toliara, Madagascar
Dataset Publisher: AfrOBIS, South Africa
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-07-29
Stop Date: 2001-08-18
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 8000 m
Longitude Resolution: 8000 m
ISO Topic Category
Quality All records have the same position with a resolution of 8000 m.
Access Constraints None.
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the OBIS facility.

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citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any
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International Ocean Biogeographic Information System Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: MADAGASCAR National Oceanographic Data Centre - Corals

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 503
Fax: 54-2965-451543
Email: phoebe at
Contact Address:
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Email: j.bemiasa at
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-10-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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