Examples of response curves showing the relationship between the predicted likelihood of habitat suitability for Lophelia pertusa (y-axis) and the values (x-axis) for datasets describing environmental conditions. Higher values for the likelihood of habitat suitability correspond to environmental conditions more likely to support deep-sea corals (credit: Matt Poti/NOAA).

Examples of response curves showing the relationship between the predicted likelihood of habitat suitability for Lophelia pertusa (y-axis) and the values (x-axis) for datasets describing environmental conditions. Higher values for the likelihood of habitat suitability correspond to environmental conditions more likely to support deep-sea corals. Image courtesy of Matt Poti/NOAA.

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