The collection and curation of MBARI data, and the knowledge derived from it, extends the use and value of MBARI’s research results. This data repository holds a vast collection of data collected during many years of research. MBARI provides data and software “as is”, with no warranty, express or implied, of the quality or consistency. Data and software are provided without support and without obligation on the part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute to assist in its use, correction, modification, or enhancement. For use in publication, authors should obtain written permission from MBARI’s Director of Information and Technology Dissemination, acknowledge MBARI as the data source in those publications, and provide reprints for the MBARI library.