The 15 class Benthic-Optimised Marine Environment Classification (BOMEC). The BOMEC divides the benthic environment into ecosystem types. These are grouped into three inshore groups, three continental shelf groups, and nine deeper-water groups. Each group represents areas with similar environmental variables, such as depth, temperature, salinity, and suspended sediment. The classification system considers the distributions of eight benthic taxonomic groups: asteroids, bryozoans, benthic foraminiferans, octocorals, polychaetes, matrix-forming scleratinian corals, sponges, and benthic fish.
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|1.||BOMEC marine environments, 2012||185 KB||
|Category||Environmental Reporting > Marine > Habitats|
|Tags||New Zealand, ECOLOGY, MARINE, MARINE-Biology, Environment Aotearoa 2015|
|Metadata||ISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core|
|Data type||Vector multipolygon||Feature count||15|
|Attributes||ID, GRIDCODE, SQKM, Shape_Length|
|Services||Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed|
|Added||11 Jan 2016|
|Last updated||03 Jul 2018|
|Revisions||5 - Browse all revisions|
|Current revision||Imported on July 3, 2018 from Geodatabase in WGS 84 / Mercator 41. 15 geometries modified to be OGC compliant. Changelog.|
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