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Rapid Marine Biodiversity Assessment of the Abrolhos Bank, Bahia, Brazil (OBIS South America, BRAZIL)
Entry ID: Marine_RAP_38_Abrolhos_Bank

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Abstract: The Abrolhos Bank, in Southern Bahia, Brazil, consists of a 200 km-wide expansion of the continental platform, covering about 46,000 square kilometers. There are extensive mangroves, seagrass and algae bottoms, submerged and emergent coral reefs, and a group of small volcanic islands that comprises the Abrolhos Archipelago. The region’s coral reef biodiversity is the highest registered in the ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -16.88   S: -18.1   E: -38.59   W: -39.27
Min Depth: 0.5 M Max Depth: 25.5 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Fabio Lang da Silveira and Rubens M. Lopes
Dataset Title: Rapid Marine Biodiversity Assessment of the Abrolhos Bank, Bahia, Brazil
Dataset Release Date: November 2008
Dataset Release Place: São Paulo
Dataset Publisher: WSAOBIS
Version: 1
Issue Identification: RAP Bulletin of Biological Assesment 38
Data Presentation Form: Publication
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-15
Stop Date: 2000-02-28
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Dutra, G.F., G.R. Allen, T. Werner, and S. A. McKenna (Eds.). 2005. A Rapid Marine Biodiversity Assessment of the Abrolhos Bank, Bahia, Brazil. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 38. Conservation International, Washington, DC, USA.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-11-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24