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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: NY/NJ Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island 2016 M_MAMMAL Polygons, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/51928.

Item Identification

Title: NY/NJ Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island 2016 M_MAMMAL Polygons
Short Name: NY/NJ Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island 2016 M_MAMMAL Polygons
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2016
Abstract:

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for whales, dolphins, porpoises, and seals in the New York/New Jersey Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island region. Vector polygons in this data set represent seal haul-outs and marine mammal concentration, migration, and general distributions. Species-specific abundance, seasonality, status, life history, and source information are stored in associated data tables (described below) designed to be used in conjunction with this spatial data layer. This data set is a portion of the ESI data for the the NY/NJ Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island region. As a whole, the ESI data characterize the marine and coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil, and include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources.

Purpose:

The ESI data are intended to provide baseline environmental data for oil spill planning and response. The Clean Water Act with amendments by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 requires response plans for immediate and effective protection of sensitive resources. The ESI data may be appropriate for many other coastal management efforts, though the original intent should be kept in mind.

Notes:

Loaded by FGDC Metadata Uploader, batch 10510, 03-06-2018 15:59

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)

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > OIL SPILLS
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
None Coastal resources
None Coastal Zone Management
None Environmental Monitoring
None ESI
None Marine Mammals
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW JERSEY
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW YORK
UNCONTROLLED
None Hudson River
None South Long Island

Physical Location

Organization: Office of Response and Restoration
City: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: GIS Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Maintenance Note:

Data content is considered static once published. However, if issues with the Geodatabase linkages or table contents are identified, the Geodatabase and/or the associated Map Document may be updated. Assure most current data is being used by downloading from https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download and/or comparing modification dates provided at this site.

Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

The primary attribute tables associated with the ESI biology data are BIOFILE, SOURCES, and BREED_DT. The geographic data layer containing biological resource information (in this case, M_MAMMAL) is linked to the BIOFILE using the RARNUM field. There is a many-to-many relationship from the data layer to the BIOFILE, as an RARNUM may be repeated in several geographic features. Likewise, in the BIOFILE, the same RARNUM may appear in multiple records, representing a unique combination of species found in that region. To be represented by the same RARNUM, these species groups must also share the same seasonality, concentration, mapping qualifier, and source information. The items in the BIOFILE are ELEMENT, SUBELEMENT, NAME, GEN_SPEC, S, F, STATE, S_DATE, F_DATE, GRANK, GRANKDATE, MAPPING_QUALIFIER, CONC, JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC, BREED1, BREED2, BREED3, BREED4, BREED5, RARNUM, G_SOURCE, S_SOURCE, and BREED. The G_SOURCE and S_SOURCE fields provide links to the SOURCES table, where object level source information is available. The BREED field is the link to the BREED_DT table, where searchable breed information is provided. The links to both of these tables are also many-to-many. During the collection of the ESI data, six relational data tables are used to store the attribute data. These are the BIORES, BREED, SEASONAL, SOURCES, SPECIES, and STATUS tables. When we create new ESI data, we populate these tables to maintain the integrity of the data collected. Once completed, all information populating these tables is collapsed into the BIOFILE to ease data queries and general usability of the final product.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

NOAA ESI Guidelines

Entity Attribute Detail URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines
Distribution Liability:

Although these data have been processed and used successfully on a computer system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. NOAA warrants the delivery of this product in computer-readable format. If problems are encountered in downloading the ESI data or with file corruption, contact NOAA (see Distributor). These data represent a snapshot in time and temporal changes may have occurred. The data are not intended to include all biological or human-use resources present in an area; they focus on species and resources particularly sensitive to oiling. In the event of a spill, they should be used for a first assessment only. The data providers are the experts with regard to individual resources. They should be contacted to confirm if more current data exist or if in-depth information is needed about a particular resource.

Data Set Credit: This project was supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), Emergency Response Division (ERD), Seattle, Washington.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 757444
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 757445
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 757446
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 757447
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 738616
W° Bound: -74.595
E° Bound: -71.7215
N° Bound: 42.8226
S° Bound: 39.9993

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 738615
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014
End: 2016

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 757449
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 37

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Data can be accessed by downloading the zipped ArcGIS geodatabase from the Download URL (see Distribution Information). Questions can be directed to the ESI Program Manager (Point Of Contact).

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

DO NOT USE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES. Management boundaries are not to be considered legal boundaries. Edges may have been altered for cartographic processes. Note that the ESI database should not be used to the exclusion of other pertinent data or information held by state or federal agencies or other organizations. Likewise, information contained in the database cannot be used in place of consultations with environmental, natural resource, and cultural resource agencies, or in place of field surveys. Recognize that the information contained in the ESI database represents known concentration areas or occurrences of natural, cultural, and human-use resources, but does not necessarily represent the full distribution or range of each species or resource. This is particularly important to recognize when considering potential impacts to protected resources, such as endangered species, wetlands, etc. Besides the above warnings, there are no use constraints on these data. Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 738621
Start Date: 2016
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: ESI Program Manager (2016 - Present)
File Name: NY_NJ_2016_GDB.zip
Description:

This feature class is part of the downloadable Esri Arc Geodatabase.

File Date/Time: 2016-09-12 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 64 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 738623
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
Name: ESI Overview
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: html
Description:

Overview of ESI data content and uses.

URL 2

CC ID: 738625
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/ESI-Browse-Graphic.pdf
Name: ESI Browse Graphic
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

Depicts the relationships between the spatial data layers and the attribute data tables for the NY/NJ Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island ESI data.

URL 3

CC ID: 757450
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines
Name: ESI Guidelines
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

Guidelines for developing ESI data content and overview of ESI data structure. Useful for data collectors and users requiring more in depth information on the ESI process.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software package used to develop the atlas is Environmental Systems Research Institute's ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2(R). The hardware configuration is PCs with Windows Operating System 7.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

A multi-stage error checking process is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. The process includes a standardized data entry methodology, data review by in-house and external resource experts, a final Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) process, and multiple automated logical consistency checks. Quantitative data (such as densities, counts, abundances, or concentrations) provided by resource experts for inclusion in the data set may vary widely in attribute accuracy, depending upon the methodology used to collect and compile such data. For a more detailed evaluation of source data attribute accuracy, contact the sources listed in the Lineage section.

Completeness Report:

These data represent a synthesis of digital data, expert knowledge, and unpublished reports on seal haul-outs and marine mammal concentration, migration, and general distributions. These data do not necessarily represent all marine mammal occurrences in the NY/NJ Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island region. The following species are included in this data set: (Species_ID, Common Name, Scientific Name or n/a if not applicable): 2, Harbor seal, Phoca vitulina; 6, Harbor porpoise, Phocoena phocoena; 11, Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus; 13, Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae; 14, Gray seal, Halichoerus grypus; 17, Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus; 81, North Atlantic right whale, Eubalaena glacialis; 85, Harp seal, Pagophilus groenlandicus; 1002, Seals, n/a.

Conceptual Consistency:

A multi-stage error checking process, described in the above Attribute Accuracy Report, is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. This process includes multiple automated logical consistency checks that test the files for missing or duplicate data, rules for proper coding, GIS topological consistencies, and SQL SERVER(R) to ArcGIS(R) consistencies. A final review is made by the GIS manager, before the final Geodatabase and metadata are created. After the data are delivered to NOAA, they are again subjected to several consistency checks, and processed into the final delivery format.

Lineage

Sources

BASELINE MONITORING OF LARGE WHALES IN THE NEW YORK BIGHT

CC ID: 738637
Contact Name: SCHLESINGER, M. D. AND L. A. BONACCI
Publish Date: 2014-06-01
Citation URL: HTTP://NYNHP.ORG/WHALES

BIOLOGICALLY IMPORTANT AREAS FOR CETACEANS WITHIN THE US EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE - EAST COAST REGION

CC ID: 738630
Contact Name: DUKE MARINE GEOSPATIAL ECOLOGY LAB
Publish Date: 2015-03-01
Citation URL: HTTP://CETSOUND.NOAA.GOV/IMPORTANT

DISTRIBUTION AND SEASONALITY OF MARINE MAMMALS AND SEA TURTLES AROUND LONG ISLAND

CC ID: 738628
Contact Name: ARTHUR KOPELMAN, COASTAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION SOCIETY OF LONG ISLAND
Publish Date: 2015-04-01

DISTRIBUTION AND SEASONALITY OF MARINE MAMMALS AROUND NEW YORK HARBOR

CC ID: 738639
Contact Name: PAUL SIESWERDA, GOTHAM WHALE
Publish Date: 2014-12-01

DISTRIBUTION AND SEASONALITY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AT GATEWAY NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

CC ID: 738631
Contact Name: MARK CHRISTIANO, GATEWAY NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
Publish Date: 2015-06-24

MARINE MAMMAL STOCK ASSESSMENT REPORTS (SARS) BY SPECIES/STOCK - GRAY SEAL (HALICHOERUS GRYPUS GRYPUS): WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC STOCK

CC ID: 738633
Contact Name: NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE (NMFS)
Publish Date: 2014-04-01
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.NMFS.NOAA.GOV/PR/SARS/2013/AO2013_GRAYSEAL-WNA.PDF

MARINE MAMMAL STOCK ASSESSMENT REPORTS (SARS) BY SPECIES/STOCK - HARBOR SEAL (PHOCA VITULINA CONCOLOR): WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC STOCK

CC ID: 738632
Contact Name: NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE (NMFS)
Publish Date: 2014-04-01
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.NMFS.NOAA.GOV/PR/SARS/2013/AO2013_HARBORSEAL-WNA.PDF

MARINE MAMMAL STOCK ASSESSMENT REPORTS (SARS) BY SPECIES/STOCK - HARP SEAL (PAGOPHILUS GROENLANDICUS): WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC STOCK

CC ID: 738634
Contact Name: NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE (NMFS)
Publish Date: 2014-04-01
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.NMFS.NOAA.GOV/PR/SARS/2013/AO2013_HARPSEAL-WNA.PDF

NATURESERVE SOURCE FEATURE (SF) POLYGON DATA FOR NEW JERSEY

CC ID: 738635
Contact Name: NATURESERVE
Publish Date: 2014-12-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1900
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.NATURESERVE.ORG/

NEW JERSEY THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES FIELD GUIDE

CC ID: 738629
Contact Name: CONSERVE WILDLIFE FOUNDATION OF NEW JERSEY
Publish Date: 2015-07-01
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.CONSERVEWILDLIFENJ.ORG/SPECIES/FIELDGUIDE/

OCEAN/WIND POWER ECOLOGICAL BASELINE STUDIES FINAL REPORT, VOLUME III: MARINE MAMMAL AND SEA TURTLE STUDIES, PREPARED BY GEO-MARINE, INC.

CC ID: 738636
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NMFS Office of Science and Technology, OST
Publish Date: 2010-07-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2008-01
Extent End Date/Time: 2009-12
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.NJ.GOV/DEP/DSR/OCEAN-WIND/

SEAL HAUL OUT SITES

CC ID: 738640
Contact Name: ROB DIGIOVANNI, RIVERHEAD FOUNDATION
Publish Date: 2015-03-21

SOUTH SHORE ESTUARY RESERVE TECHNICAL REPORT SERIES: MARINE TURTLES, DIAMOND BACK TERRAPIN, MUD TURTLES, AND SEALS

CC ID: 738638
Contact Name: NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Publish Date: 1998-08-01
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.LISSER.US/FINAL_DRAFT_HTML/TECH_REPORT_HTM/LIVING_RESOURCES/SEALS_TERRAPINS_SEATURTLES/FIRST_SEALS.HTM

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 738641
Description:

Step 1. Selectng marine mammal species and data sources. Three main sources of data were used to depict marine mammal distribution and seasonality for this data layer: 1) digital/tabular data sets provided by Gotham Whale, Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island, Riverhead Foundation, NatureServe (NJ), and Duke University Marine Lab (DUKE)/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); 2) unpublished reports from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation(NYSDEC)/New York Natural Heritage Program (NY NHP); and 3) expert knowledge from resource experts. Marine mammals depicted in this atlas include whales, dolphins, porpoises, and seals.

Process Date/Time: 2015-11-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 738642
Description:

Step 2. Developing ESI data for pinniped species. Harbor seals may be found in the Hudson River as far north as Albany, but only their concentration areas were mapped. Seal concentration areas were mapped using digital data and expert knowledge. Haul-out sites were buffered by 100 m to increase the visibility of these locations on the map as well as to account for seals. sensitivity to human disturbance. Areas where seals aggregate adjacent to haul-outs, such as inlets, were mapped as high concentration areas. Concentration values for haul-outs are based on survey data and interviews with experts. These values reflect either the typical range or average number of seals present at a site during the peak season. There are five major haul-outs on the south shore of Long Island: Montauk Point, Shinnecock Bay, Cupsogue Beach (Moriches Inlet), Democrat Point, and Haunts Creek (Jones Inlet). Seals also regularly haul out on Swinburne Island in Raritan Bay. Sandy Hook contains two major haul-outs; Skeleton Hill Island and Officer.s Row. At the request of Gateway National Recreation Area, seals were mapped as occasionally hauled out on the eastern shore of Sandy Hook, but this is not a major site.

Process Date/Time: 2015-11-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 3

CC ID: 738643
Description:

Step 3. Developing ESI data for cetacean species. Cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) that may occur in NY and NJ waters that were mapped in this atlas include: bottlenose dolphin (NJ state special concern), harbor porpoise (state special concern), fin whale (state and federally endangered), humpback whale (state and federally endangered), and north Atlantic right whale (state and federally endangered). Sei, blue, and sperm whales (all state and federally endangered) are rarely known to occur within the mapped Area of Interest (AOI) and were not mapped. Marine mammals with no status listing (state or federally endangered, threatened, or of concern) were only mapped if there were known concentration areas. Common dolphins and minke whales may frequent NY/NJ waters, but because there were no known concentration areas for these species, they were not mapped. Due to their wide-ranging habits and lack of known concentration areas, cetaceans were mapped using general distributions with the exception of two Biologically Important Areas identified by Duke/NOAA. These areas consist of a fin whale foraging concentration near Montauk Point and a right whale migratory corridor. Humpback whales were added to the Montauk foraging concentration area using expert knowledge. Cetaceans may be present year-round, but there are seasonal changes in their abundance and distribution. Cetacean concentrations and seasonality were derived from NJDEP Ocean/Wind Power Baseline Studies Final Report (2010) and NYSDEC/NY NHP Baseline Monitoring of Large Whales in the New York Bight (2014), and reviewed by resource experts.

Process Date/Time: 2015-11-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 4

CC ID: 738644
Description:

Step 4. Developing the M_MAMMAL feature class. Depending on the type of source data, two general approaches are used for compiling the data layer: 1) digital data layers are evaluated and used "as is" or integrated with the ESI base map features (ESIP, HYDROP, ESIL) 2) information gathered during initial interviews and reports are compiled and digitized using ESI base map features. See the Lineage section for additional information on the type of source data for this data layer. The ESI, biology, and human-use data are compiled into the standard ESI digital data format. A second set of interviews with participating resource experts are conducted to review the compiled data. If necessary, edits to the M_MAMMAL data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2015-11-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity BIOFILE
Entity BREED_DT
Entity M_MAMMAL
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 51928
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:51928
Metadata Record Created By: David Moe Nelson
Metadata Record Created: 2018-03-06 15:59+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-09-28
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year