Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.14.13)

SBC LTER: Reef: Historical Kelp Database for giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) biomass in California and Mexico

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Temporal, Geographic and/or Taxonomic information that applies to all data in this dataset:

Time Period:
Begin:
1957-08-13
End:
2006-02-18
Geographic Coverage
Geographic Region:
Description: data_coverage_ds14: The Geographic region of the kelp bed data extends along the California coast, down through the coast of Baja, Mexico: Central California (Halfmoon Bay to Purisima Point), Southern California (Point Arguello to the United States/Mexico border including the Channel Islands) and Baja California (points south of the United States/Mexico border including several offshore islands).
Bounding Coordinates:
Northern:   37.38 Southern:   30
Western:   -122.44 Eastern:   -117.15
Taxonomic Range:
Classification:
Rank Name: KINGDOM
Rank Value: Plantae
Classification:
Rank Name: PHYLUM
Rank Value: Phaeophyta
Classification:
Rank Name: CLASS
Rank Value: Phaeophyceae
Classification:
Rank Name: ORDER
Rank Value: Laminariales
Classification:
Rank Name: FAMILY
Rank Value: Lessoniaceae
Classification:
Rank Name: GENUS
Rank Value: Macrocystis
Classification:
Rank Name: genusSpecies
Rank Value: Macrocystis pyrifera
Classification:
Rank Name: commonName
Rank Value: MAPY