The Reef Life Survey global reef fish dataset that was used for the recent Nature publications
Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas with five key features and Integrating abundance and functional traits reveals new global hotspots of fish diversity , is now published in a new data journal called Scientific Data, published by the Nature Publishing Group. The dataset itself can be accessed in csv format here.
Full details of the dataset can be found in the open access article: (http://www.nature.com/articles/sdata20147), and there is a separate file with more details on the fields below.
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