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NBI Taxa Search

All taxa within the National Benthic Inventory (NBI) have been assigned a Taxonomic Serial Number (TSN) from the Integrated Taxonomic Information System. You may search for taxa within the NBI database by using the search box below:

What is the NOAA NBI?

The NOAA National Benthic Inventory (NBI) is a dynamic quantitative database on benthic species distributions obtained from studies conducted by NOAA and partnering institutions in estuarine and coastal-ocean areas of the United States. Learn More

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The NBI Benthic Specimen Collection

The NBI's Benthic Specimen Collection (NBSC) is an object-based scientific collection focused on marine and estuarine benthic macroinvertebrates. The collection consists of two main components: voucher specimens and sorted lots.

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Datasets on Benthic Species Abundances

The NBI consists of a dynamic quantitative database on benthic species abundances, by taxon and location, obtained from studies conducted by NOAA and partnering institutions in estuarine and other coastal-ocean areas around the country

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