Biodiversity of the Gulf of Mexico Database (BioGoMx)
Entry ID: BioGoMx_HRI

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Summary
Abstract: The Biodiversity of the Gulf of Mexico Database (BioGoMx) was based on a comprehensive biotic inventory of the Gulf of Mexico sponsored by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI), Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, which resulted in the book: Felder, D. L. and D. K. Camp (eds). 2009. Gulf of Mexico???Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, ... View entire text
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Description: This is the project homepage for the Biodiversity of the Gulf of Mexico Database. Database description and disclaimer are also available at this url.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 30.67   S: 18.14   E: -80.26   W: -97.86
Min Depth: 0 M Max Depth: 7250 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Moretzsohn, F., J. Brenner, P. Michaud, J.W. Tunnell, and T. Shirley
Dataset Title: Biodiversity of the Gulf of Mexico Database (BioGoMx)
Dataset Release Date: January 1, 2010
Dataset Release Place: OBIS-USA
Dataset Publisher: Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI), Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC), Corpus Christi, Texas.
Version: 1.0
Data Presentation Form: Database
Other Citation Details: Retrieve from http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-01-01
Stop Date: 2009-07-31
Science Keywords
OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > BARRIER ISLANDS Parameter Definition
OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > BEACHES Parameter Definition
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ISO Topic Category
Quality Quality assurance procedures are currently being performed, proofing the database against the published book upon which the database was developed. It is expected that any corrections needed will be incorporated in Version 2 of the database.

Positional Accuracy: The distributions were divided into a maximum of 48 polygons. Arbitrarily chosen points, about the centroid of each polygon, is provided for each record that occurred in each polygon.
Access Constraints To view constraints placed on dataset, please see Policy and Disclaimer section (from the panel on the left) on OBIS-USA web site (www.usgs.gov/obis-usa).
Use Constraints If any of the records from the Biodiversity of the Gulf of Mexico Database (BioGoMx) are used in an analysis or report, the provenance of the original data must be acknowledged and the BioGoMx notified. The BioGoMx and the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) and its staff are not responsible for damages, injury or loss due to the use of these data. Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of the OBIS facility. For information purposes, email the full citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any constituent part. Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
UNITED STATES REGIONAL OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (OBIS) NODE Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa/
Dataset ID: BioGoMx

Data Center Personnel
Name: PHILIP GOLDSTEIN
Phone: 303-887-6043
Email: Philip.Goldstein at Colorado.edu
Distribution
Distribution Format: Text
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 361-825-3230
Fax: 361-825-2050
Email: fabio.moretzsohn [at] tamucc.edu
Contact Address:
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5869
City: Corpus Christi
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78412-5869
Country: USA
Publications/References
Felder, D. L., and Camp, D. K. (eds.) 2009. Gulf of Mexico???Origins, Waters, and Biota. Volume 1: Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. 1393 pp.
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-01-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-01-24
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