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Coral and Sclerosponge

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Coral data at the World Data Center consist of stable isotope and trace metal analyses from corals located around the globe. Corals serve as proxies of upper ocean environment, such as sea surface temperature and salinity, over the past several centuries.

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Contributing Data

Investigators who wish to contribute their data to our Coral and Sclerosponge archive can find information on contributing below. Data and study description information can be contributed by emailing completed data contribution templates to

Other Data Archives

Additional sources outside of NCDC for data and information on corals, sclerosponges, and climate science.