Parameter: Height_of_living_tissue

Dataset: 
Parameter: 
Master parameters information
Short Name:
 height
Short Description:
 height
Official Name:
 height
No Data Value:
 nd
Description:
 

The measurement of an organism, or object from base to top

Dataset-parameters information
Supplied Name: 
Height_of_living_tissue
Supplied Units: 
centimeters (cm)
Conversion Necessary: 
no
Conversion Utility: 
No Data Value: 
nd
Description: 
Maximum distance from the base of the octocoral colony until the farthest tips of the longest branch with living tissue (i.e. not necessarily perpendicular to the substrate). All measures rounded to the nearest cm with the exception of 5 cm which only includes colonies >= 5 cm. Measures less than 5 cm reflect colonies with thick branches which could only have <5 cm heights due to partial mortality.