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Data from: Ensemble modelling of the potential distribution of the whale shark in the Atlantic Ocean

José C. Báez, A. Márcia Barbosa, Pedro Pascual, M. Lourdes Ramos & Francisco Abascal
This dataset reports observations of whale shark (Rhincodon typus) in the tropical and subtropical Atlantic Ocean. Data were obtained by the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) observers program, and were rescaled to the resolution of the Bio-ORACLE 2.0 variables, against which they were modelled along with presences from additional online sources. Our data include both presence and surveyed absence records – i.e., places where observers were active and did not detect whale sharks – within...

Marine fish traits follow fast-slow continuum across oceans

Esther Beukhof, Romain Frelat, Laurene Pecuchet, Aurore Maureaud, Tim Spaanheden Dencker, Jón Sólmundsson, Antonio Punzón, Raul Primicerio, Manuel Hidalgo, Christian Möllmann & Martin Lindegren
A fundamental challenge in ecology is to understand why species are found where they are and predict where they are likely to occur in the future. Trait-based approaches may provide such understanding, because it is the traits and adaptations of species that determine which environments they can inhabit. It is therefore important to identify key traits that determine species distributions and investigate how these traits relate to the environment. Based on scientific bottom-trawl surveys of...

Registration Year

  • 2019

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Spanish Institute of Oceanography
  • University of Hamburg
  • The Arctic University of Norway
  • Technical University of Denmark