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National Benthic Inventory

Research Area(s): Marine Spatial Ecology
Primary Contact(s): len.balthis@noaa.gov

The NOAA National Benthic Inventory (NBI), is a dynamic quantitative database and associated website describing the occurrence and abundance of benthic species collected in studies conducted by NOAA and partnering institutions in estuarine and coastal-ocean areas of the United States.
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