Areal Extent of Seagrass Meadows (Essential Ocean Variable)

This layer shows the current known extent of Seagrass meadows in European waters, collated by EMODnet Seabed Habitats. Seagrasses provide essential habitat and nursery areas for many marine fauna. There are approximately 72 seagrass species that belong to four major groups: Zosteraceae, Hydrocharitaceae, Posidoniaceae and Cymodoceaceae. Zostera beds and Cymodecea meadows are named on the OSPAR Threatened or Declining Habitats list. Posidonia beds are protected under Annex I of the EU Habitats Directive. This data product should be considered a work in progress and is not an official product.

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    Essential Ocean Variables - Seagrass

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bbox-north-lat 70.494279
bbox-south-lat 27.712568
bbox-west-long -17.308363
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metadata-date 2019-11-29T05:20:01
metadata-language eng
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{"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-17.308363, 27.712568], [34.101971, 27.712568], [34.101971, 70.494279], [-17.308363, 70.494279], [-17.308363, 27.712568]]]}
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Author EMODnet Seabed Habitats
Maintainer iMarine Catalogue Manager
Last Updated 12 December 2019, 20:06 (CET)
Created 23 July 2019, 10:33 (CEST)