HOW TO BROWSE THE ATLAS:
1. To explore the atlas click 'Browse Atlas' on the top banner menu.
2. The atlas will appear in a Google Earth API below 'Geospatial' and 'Form' search parameters. Please wait a few seconds for the atlas data to load.
3. You may browse the atlas by using the zoom and pan tools in Google Earth, or by selecting geospatial or form parameters. By default, geospatial parameters are set to 'none'. Only one of these parameters may be selected. The atlas will zoom to the parameter selected. The number of features detected within the parameters will be selected and displayed only by clicking the 'Submit' button.
4. Form parameters are set to 'all' by default. Any combination of form parameters are possible. In addition, you may select a geospatial parameter in combination with any form parameters. Click 'Submit'. The atlas will zoom to the features detected.
5. Search results may be downloaded as ESRI Shapefiles by clicking the 'Download' button at the bottom of the page. Downloads will include 'Area', or the metadata associated with each feature. You may copy and paste other ecosystem data fields and textual information.
6. Click Fish icons to reveal information about historical conditions of marine ecosystems, fishing methods, and marine animals. Snippets of information will appear in the pop-up window. Complete information is accessed by clicking 'View Form' and will display below the Google Earth window.
7. Entries may be edited in View Form by registered users. You must Login or Register to edit forms. If you save an edit, you will be listed as a contributor to the entry.
8. Click Camera icons to display historical photographs, maps, and other imagery. Registered users may edit image entries. Imagery that is not longer under copyright or in the public domain is welcome. Please contact the atlas administrator to contribute imagery.