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Southeast Regional Office, 2024: Right Whale Critical Habitat,

Item Identification

Title: Right Whale Critical Habitat
Short Name: Right Whale Critical Habitat
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 1994-06-03

These data represent the critical habitat for Right Whale as designated by Federal Register Vol. 59, No. 28805, May 19, 1993, Rules and Regulations. This rule was updated by Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 4838, January 27, 2016.


The purpose of these data is to visually represent the critical habitat areas for GIS analysis and display.


Loaded by FGDC Metadata Uploader, batch 6483, 07-09-2015 11:52

The following FGDC sections are not currently supported in InPort, but were preserved and will be included in the FGDC export:

- Spatial Reference Information (FGDC:spref),

- Spatial Data Organization Information (FGDC:spdoinfo)


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category
ISO 19115 Topic Category
ISO 19115 Topic Category
ISO 19115 Topic Category
PARR Exclusion Non-Environmental Data
None Critical Habitat
None Endangered Species
None Eubalaena glacialis
None fishery-dependent
None GIS
None North Atlantic right whale

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Florida
None Georgia
None South Atlantic

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)

Support Roles


CC ID: 845279
Date Effective From: 2019-05-30
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southeast Regional Office (SERO)
Address: 263 13th Ave. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727)824-5301
Business Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Contact Instructions:

(727) 824-5301

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 207599
Date Effective From: 2015-07-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Frick, Amanda L
Address: 263 13th Ave. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Email Address:
Phone: 727-824-5301
Fax: 727-824-5320


CC ID: 207601
Date Effective From: 2015-07-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Frick, Amanda L
Address: 263 13th Ave. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Email Address:
Phone: 727-824-5301
Fax: 727-824-5320

Point of Contact

CC ID: 207600
Date Effective From: 2015-07-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Zoodsma, Barbara
Address: 2382 Sadler Road
Fernandina Beach,Fl, FL 33701
Email Address:
Phone: 904-321-2806
Fax: 904-321-1579


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 207598
W° Bound: -81.280816
E° Bound: -80.426125
N° Bound: 31.250197
S° Bound: 27.99823

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 207597
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2002-04-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:


Data Use Constraints:

Users be advised that the accuracy of this data set is completely dependent upon the accuracy of the NOAA raster charts. For more details on this process, see the process description. The text description in 59 FR 28805 is always the one, true definition of right whale critical habitat. These or any other depictions are for information purposes only and shouldn't be relied on for regulatory purposes.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 845280
Start Date: 2019-05-30
End Date: Present
Download URL:
Distributor: Southeast Regional Office (SERO) (2019-05-30 - Present)

Technical Environment


Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

Complete Pending NMFS PRD Review

Conceptual Consistency:

Not Applicable


Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 207606

Heads-up digitizing of NOAA Navigational Charts 11480A1 and 11460A1 (NOAA/NOS/SPO) by FWC-FWRI to create Critical Habitat vector shapefile.

Process Date/Time: 2002-04-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity RightWhale_Critical_Habitat

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 25857
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:25857
Metadata Record Created By: Amanda L Frick
Metadata Record Created: 2015-07-09 11:52+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-05-30 18:09+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-05-31
Owner Org: SERO
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2019-05-31
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-05-31