Supercomputers Map Out Super Endangered Species — In 3-D

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Figure 7. Examples of a 3D movement-based kernel density estimator (MKDE) for a dugong in a marine environment.

Dugongs are a highly endangered sea cow found in Pacific and Indian oceans, Arabian Gulf and Southeast Asia. Dugong 3D MKDE density is visualized in relation to bathymetry (A). The 99% contour volumes for 3D MKDEs based on locations when tidal heights ranged from 0.5–1.0 (red), 1.0–1.5 (orange), 1.5–2.0 (yellow), 2.0–2.5 (light green), and 2.5–3.0 (green) meters are shown.

This figure can be found in: Tracey, J.A., Sheppard, J., Zhu, J., Wei, F., Swaisgood, R.R. and Fisher, R.N., 2014. Movement-based estimation and visualization of space use in 3D for wildlife ecology and conservation. PLoS One9(7), p.e101205.

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