SBC MBON Data Catalog

This catalog contains data from the Santa Barbara Channel Marine BON (SBC MBON) that are available through public repositories, with DOIs and revision control. Metadata can be browsed and data downloaded with the links below. Most of our datasets are ongoing time-series, and so code should access data through the repository API, so that it can be assured of using most recent revision of any dataset. For information on accessing via repository APIs, contact SBC MBON.

For an overview of SBC MBON's data management and packaging practices see SBC MBON Data Management Overview.

Datasets in public repositories

Biological surveys from deep reefs and oil/gas platforms (Love lab)

Long-term biological surveys on fish and invetebrate from deep natural reefs and the gas and oil platforms in the northern Santa Barbara Channel Islands and Southern California. Shallow water columns (< 20 m ) were surveyed by Scuba and the deep water columns (from 20 m to 400 m) were surveyed using manned submersibles Delta and Dual Deepworker and unmanned Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).
Santa Barbara Channel fish surveys at deep reefs: Footprint, Piggy Bank, Anacapa Passage dataset in repository
Santa Barbara Channel fish and invertebrate surveys at oil and gas platforms dataset in repository
Santa Barbara Channel fish surveys at shallow regions of oil and gas platforms (SCUBA) dataset in repository
Santa Barbara Channel fish surveys at shallow outcrops nearby the oil/gas platforms and served as a comparison of the organisms on the platforms dataset in repository

Ichthyoplankton from CalCOFI (Thompson lab)

Fish larvae counts (or density, as number per 10 m2 of ocean surface) collected in the area of the California Current between San Diego and Avila Beach, California, during the period of 1966 to 2015
CALCOFI fish larvae at 66 standard stations, 1966 - ongoing dataset in repository

Genomics study on 16S primer comparison (Carlson lab)

This project examined the effects of 16S rRNA gene primer selection on population representation and community ecology of bacteria and archaea in the Santa Barbara Channel
Santa Barbara Channel Marine BON: genomics study on 16S primer comparison dataset in repository

SBC LTER projects

Long-Term Ecological Research at Santa Barbara Coastal kelp forest. Giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) forests are located at the land-ocean margin in temperate regions of both the northern and southern hemispheres, and represent one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. Long-term data include the annual surveys in the kelp forest, kelp biomass in the canopy, sea otters sighting, and the invertebrats and birds on the beaches.
Time series of kelp biomass in the canopy from Landsat 5, 7 and 8, 1984 - 2016 (ongoing) dataset in repository
Sightings of sea otters (Enhydra lutris) near Santa Barbara and Channel Islands, ongoing since 2007 dataset in repository
Time-series of beach wrack consumers, ongoing since 2011 dataset in repository
Time series of abundance of birds on selected beaches, ongoing since 2008 dataset in repository

Scripps whale acoustic lab (Hildebrand lab)

Scripps whale acoustic lab studies marine animal population abundance, seasonality and behavior using acoustic techniques.The lab has developed new acoustic instrumentation and analytical approaches to improve our understanding of the ecology of marine animals and the impact of anthropogenic sounds on marine animal.
Various marine mammals data can be found on sea-map dataset in seamap



A list of datasets in progress can be viewed on the drafts page. Metadata for some datasets may be available via links on that page.