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Title: GT-polygon
Short Name: GT-polygon
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Mapping of sea turtle nesting beaches was emphasized in this atlas. Several known sea turtle in-water concentrations were also mapped, based on expert knowledge. Nearly every sandy beach in the Virgin Islands (including mixed sand and gravel beaches) has documented or potential sea turtle nesting. Accordingly, nesting sea turtles were indicated on most sand beach (ESI = 3A or 4) and mixed sand and gravel beach (ESI = 5) shoreline segments in this atlas. A few shoreline segments mapped as gravel beaches (ESI = 6) were also identified as sea turtle nesting sites. In general, hawksbill nesting can be abundant on beaches throughout the Virgin Islands. Green sea turtles also nest in many areas, although in much lower numbers. Sites with known or potential leatherback sea turtle nesting are less frequent, although the number of leatherbacks nesting in such places can be relatively high. Of particular importance, the beaches at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, on the west end of St. Croix, comprise the most important leatherback nesting site in the U.S. The beaches and surrounding marine waters at Sandy Point are designated as critical habitat for this species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. | Description Source: Research Planning, Inc.

Notes:

Converted from FGDC using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml_entity.pl' script.

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
ID NUMBER A unique identifier that links to the BIO_LUT table. ID is a concatenation of atlas number (67), element number (6), and record number. ID values of 9999 are holes in polygons and do not contain information. The following REPTILES species are found in the Virgin Islands ESI data set (SPECIES ID, NAME): 2, Green sea turtle; 5, Leatherback sea turtle; 9, Hawksbill sea turtle; 34, Rare lizard; 79, Virgin Islands tree boa; 85, St. Croix ground lizard; 86, Anegada ground iguana. | Description Source: NOAA
100
RARNUM NUMBER An identifier that links directly to the BIORES table or the flat format BIOFILE table. RARNUM values of 0 are holes in polygons and do not contain information. | Description Source: NOAA

Attribute Details

ID

CC ID: 557877
Seq. Order: 1
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A unique identifier that links to the BIO_LUT table. ID is a concatenation of atlas number (67), element number (6), and record number. ID values of 9999 are holes in polygons and do not contain information. The following REPTILES species are found in the Virgin Islands ESI data set (SPECIES ID, NAME): 2, Green sea turtle; 5, Leatherback sea turtle; 9, Hawksbill sea turtle; 34, Rare lizard; 79, Virgin Islands tree boa; 85, St. Croix ground lizard; 86, Anegada ground iguana. | Description Source: NOAA

Unit of Measure: Ordered
Allowed Values: 670600002 - 670600677

RARNUM

CC ID: 557878
Seq. Order: 2
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

An identifier that links directly to the BIORES table or the flat format BIOFILE table. RARNUM values of 0 are holes in polygons and do not contain information. | Description Source: NOAA

Allowed Values: 67000232 - 67000257

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 44935
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:44935
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-06 11:42+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-08-08
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year