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Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard: Catalog of Units

The “CMECS Catalog,” developed and curated by NatureServe, is an online searchable database of the units described in the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard. This database has been completed for the biogeographic and aquatic settings; the water column, geoform, substrate, and biotic components; and for all the modifiers. New units will be added to this database periodically as part of the normal CMECS update process.