Coastal Ecosystem Maps - Gulf of Mexico
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This mapping application combines fish habitat information with marine fishery species distribution for analysis in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Coastal Ecosystem Maps - Gulf of Mexico mapping application provides online access to Gulf of Mexico Fisheries data, thanks to a joint effort between NOAA's National Coastal Data Development Center and NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service . This map combines fish habitat information with marine fishery species distribution for analysis in the Gulf of Mexico. It uses scale-dependent drawing extensively to control visualization of human impact, physical oceanographic, baseline, and particularly habitat type data. The application makes species distributions available based upon common name, category (such as life-stage cycle), activity stage (commercial, recreational, spawning), and time period of interest.