Habitat Suitability Model
Image courtesy of Northern Neighbors: Transboundary Exploration of Deepwater Communities.
Example of a habitat suitability model for gorgonian (sea fan) deep-sea corals in the Northeastern U.S. region. Warm colors (e.g., red) denote areas predicted to be more suitable coral habitat and cooler coolers (e.g., blue) denote areas predicted to be less suitable coral habitat. Crosses represent coral presence records used in generating the model. Download larger version.