Localizing Ecological Marine Units for Flower Garden Banks NMS
Authors: Hayleigh Pervorse
Ecological Marine Units (EMUs), traditionally created at the global scale, provide information about ocean ecosystems from sea surface to sea floor. This project used data for the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary to create localized EMUs. A 3D point mesh was created from ecological data collected at different depths and times. Statistical analyses, clustering, and 3D visualization were then used to produce more detailed and more temporally-specific EMUs.