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Coral and Sclerosponge

Coral data at the World Data Service for Paleoclimatology include stable isotope and trace metal analyses from corals located around the globe. Corals provide proxy data for upper ocean environment parameters such as sea surface temperature and salinity throughout the past several centuries.

Coral scape.

Accessing Data at the World Data Service for Paleoclimatology


Search Coral and Sclerosponge Data

Search through coral and sclerosponge studies by investigator, title, location name, parameters, and latitude/longitude bounds.

Launch Coral Data Search
Search All Paleoclimatology Data

Access a free text search of our entire archive.

Launch Paleo Data Search
Interactive Map

Select study locations by region, proximity to a point, or text-based attributes.

Launch Interactive Map


Google Earth Map

Locate and download coral data using a Google Earth map interface. Google Earth must be installed to use this search tool.

Download KMZ File


NCEI Paleo Web Service

Use the NCEI Paleo Web Service to access coral study metadata records.

API Documentation


Browse Coral Datasets

Contributing Data

To contribute to the coral and sclerosponge archive, review our instructions for contributing data. Prospective data providers can email paleo@noaa.gov to submit data and study description information.

Other Resources

Additional coral, sclerosponge, and climate science data and information sources: