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Overlays of Species Distribution Data and Environmental Data

Since both species and environmental data are georeferenced within the system, they can be easily combined for analysis and display. All or any set of species can be combined with each other and various environmental overlays. The region of interest can be adjusted from a global view to any regional view. Colors of the environmental overlays can be adjusted to highlight interesting values or to display only certain values. The symbols used to represent species records can also be adjusted to show taxa aggregated to Genus or higher rank, various species, the depth at which the specimen was found, etc. All these changes are easy to make once the data is in the system. The possibilities are limited by the data available and by the scientists imagination.

Some sample output images are shown below.

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Output Image   Sample Output   Sample Output   Sample Output
All Tonguefish distribution data (Genus Symphurus) combined with bathymetry data   All Tonguefish distribution data (Genus Symphurus) combined with bathymetry data   All Tonguefish distribution data (Genus Symphurus) combined with primary productivity data   Symphurus diomedeanus (purple) and Symphurus marginatus (yellow) combined with chlorophyll a data
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All Tonguefish distribution data (Genus Symphurus), each species with a different symbol, combined with bathymetry   All Tonguefish distribution data (Genus Symphurus), each species with a different symbol, combined with bathymetry   All Tonguefish distribution data (Genus Symphurus), each species with a different symbol, combined with chlorophyll a data   All Tonguefish distribution data (Genus Symphurus), each species with a different symbol, combined with primary productivity data
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Anemone (Cribrinopsis similis) distribution data combined with primary productivity data   Anemone (Cribrinopsis similis) distribution data combined with bathymetry data