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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Northwest Peninsular Florida 2016 ESI REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN Polygons, Points, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54261.

Item Identification

Title: Northwest Peninsular Florida 2016 ESI REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN Polygons, Points
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018
Abstract:

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for sea turtles and other federally and/or state endangered, threatened, or rare reptiles and amphibians in Northwest Peninsular Florida. Vector polygons and points in this data set represent federally and state protected reptile and amphibian concentration areas, nesting areas, vulnerable occurrences, and general use areas. 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 Northwest Peninsular Florida. 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:

Converted from NWPENFL_BIO_HERP_v2.xml and NWPENFL_BIO_HERPPT_v2.xml, October 2018.

Other Citation Details:

Prepared by Quantum Spatial Inc., Corvallis, Oregon for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Emergency Response Division, Seattle, Washington.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > AMPHIBIANS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > REPTILES
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 Herpetofauna
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 > FLORIDA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
UNCONTROLLED
None Northwest Peninsular Florida

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, BIRDS) 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: 789127
Date Effective From: 2018
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: 789128
Date Effective From: 2018
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: 789129
Date Effective From: 2018
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: 789130
Date Effective From: 2018
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: 797708
W° Bound: -84.8957
E° Bound: -82.2746
N° Bound: 30.0422
S° Bound: 26.4897

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 797709
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2016
End: 2018

Extent Group 2

No extents defined for this group.

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 789122
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 3042
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 275

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: 789134
Start Date: 2016
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: ESI Program Manager (2018 - Present)
File Name: NW_Peninsular_Florida_2016_GDB.zip
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2018-04-04 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 186 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 789124
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: 789125
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 Northwest Peninsular Florida ESI data.

URL 3

CC ID: 797710
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.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 789148
Activity Date/Time: 2018-10-19
Responsible Party: Tyler Christensen
Description:

Converted from Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) via XSLT.

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.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Spatial components for the biological data layers can come from expert interviews, hardcopy, or digital sources. Some of the spatial components of the biological data layers may have been developed using regional experts who estimate concentration areas. It is difficult to estimate the positional accuracy of such data, except to state that they are compiled on digital base maps with a scale of 1:24,000 or larger. Some of the spatial components of the biological data sets are developed from pre-existing digital or hardcopy sources and reflect the positional accuracy of these original data. Note that biological resource data by their very nature are considered "fuzzy", and this should be understood when considering the positional accuracy of vector digital objects representing these resources. See the Lineage and Process_Description sections for more information on the original source data and how these data were integrated or manipulated to create the final data set.

Completeness Report:

These data represent a synthesis of digital data, expert knowledge, unpublished reports, and survey data on sea turtle distributions and other federally and state endangered, threatened, and rare reptile and amphibian nesting areas and distributions. These data do not necessarily represent all herpetofauna occurrences in Western Peninsular Florida. The following species are included in these data sets: (Species_ID, Common Name, Scientific Name or "n/a" if not applicable): 1, American crocodile, Crocodylus acutus; 2, Green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas; 3, American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis; 4, Kemp's ridley sea turtle, Lepidochelys kempii; 5, Leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea; 6, Loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta; 9, Hawksbill sea turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata; 12, Gulf salt marsh snake, Nerodia clarkii clarkii; 21, Gopher tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus; 24, Eastern indigo snake, Drymarchon couperi; 29, Carolina gopher frog, Lithobates capito; 30, Florida pinesnake, Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus; 112, Rare amphibian, n/a; 193, One-toed amphiuma, Amphiuma pholeter; 204, Eastern kingsnake, Lampropeltis getula; 208, Eastern corn snake, Pantherophis guttatus; 246, Southern hog-nosed snake, Heterodon simus; 259, Cedar key mole skink, Plestiodon egregius insularis; 260, Striped newt, Notophthalmus perstriatus; 216, Short-tailed kingsnake, Lampropeltis extenuata; 108, Rare reptile/amphibian, n/a; 202, Suwannee River cooter, Pseudemys suwanniensis; 217, Eastern diamond-backed rattlesnake, Crotalus adamanteus.

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

ALLIGATOR FACTS

CC ID: 789105
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Citation URL: http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/managed/alligator/facts/
Source Contribution:

Source Format: WEBSITE

ALLIGATORNESTLOCATIONS_2001_2010

CC ID: 789102
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION, FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

BUTLER_&_HEINRICH

CC ID: 789112
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION, FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

CRITICAL HABITAT FOR THE NORTHWEST ATLANTIC OCEAN DISTINCT POPULATION SEGMENT OF LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE (CARETTA CARETTA)

CC ID: 789097
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2014-07-10
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

EASTERN DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE

CC ID: 789115
Contact Name: FLORIDA NATURAL AREAS INVENTORY
Publish Date: 2001-01-01
Citation URL: http://www.fnai.org/FieldGuide/pdf/Crotalus_adamanteus.PDF
Source Contribution:

Source Format: DOCUMENT

EXPANDED SPECIES REPORTS, DRYMARCHON COUPERI

CC ID: 789103
Contact Name: SMITHSONIAN MARINE STATION AT FORT PIERCE
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Citation URL: http://www.sms.si.edu/irlspec/drymar_couper.htm
Source Contribution:

Source Format: WEBSITE

EXPERT KNOWLEDGE - SEA TURTLES

CC ID: 789117
Contact Name: ROBERT HARDY, FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE

EXPERT KNOWLEDGE from M. Dziadzio

CC ID: 789099
Contact Name: MICHELINA DZIADZIO, FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE

FLORIDA NATURAL ELEMENT OCCURRENCE POLYGON DATA LAYER, APRIL 2016 VERSION

CC ID: 789095
Contact Name: FLORIDA NATURAL AREAS INVENTORY
Publish Date: 2016-04-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1894
Extent End Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

FLORIDA PINE SNAKE: PITUOPHIS MELANOLEUCUS MUGITUS

CC ID: 797712
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Citation URL: http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/imperiled/profiles/reptiles/florida-pine-snake/
Source Contribution:

Source Format: WEBSITE

FWC SEA TURTLE NEST DENSITY, 2011-2015

CC ID: 789098
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION, FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

GIS.FWC.HERPATLAS_FL_PNT

CC ID: 789096
Contact Name: CHRIS BOLAND, FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION, FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1832
Extent End Date/Time: 2011
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

GOPHER FROG BIOLOGICAL STATUS REVIEW REPORT

CC ID: 797788
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Citation URL: http://myfwc.com/media/2273319/Gopher-Frog-BSR.pdf
Source Contribution:

Source Format: DOCUMENT

GOPHER_FROG_2012

CC ID: 797789
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION, FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

HERP SPECIES RECORDS

CC ID: 797790
Contact Name: KEVIN ENGE, FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: SPREADSHEET

HETERODON SIMUS; SOUTHERN HOGNOSE SNAKE, PUFF ADDER, HISSING ADDER, SPREADING ADDER, BLOW VIPER, HISSING SAND SNAKE

CC ID: 797791
Contact Name: FLORIDA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Citation URL: https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/herpetology/fl-snakes/list/heterodon-simus/
Source Contribution:

Source Format: WEBSITE

In-Water Sea Turtle Monitoring and Research in Florida: Review and Recommendations

CC ID: 797805
Contact Name: Eaton et al. 2008.
Publish Date: 2008-06-01
Source Contribution:

NOAA Tech Memo NMFS-OPR-38.

INDIGO SNAKE OCCURRENCES FLORIDA, 1962-2009

CC ID: 797792
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

LOCATIONS OF THE EASTERN INDIGO SNAKE (DRYMARCHON COUPERI) 1936-2012

CC ID: 797793
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

MUSEUM_RECORDS, EXPORTED MARCH 2016

CC ID: 789110
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION, FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

PANTHEROPHIS GUTTATUS; EASTERN CORN SNAKE, CORN SNAKE, CHICKEN SNAKE, RED RAT SNAKE

CC ID: 797794
Contact Name: FLORIDA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Citation URL: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/herpetology/fl-snakes/list/pantherophis-guttatus
Source Contribution:

Source Format: WEBSITE

PUBLIC LANDS WITH INDIGO SNAKES IN FL, 2007

CC ID: 789104
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2007-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

RARE REPTILE/AMPHIBIAN COLLECTION

CC ID: 789111
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION, FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1928
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

RARE REPTILE/AMPHIBIAN COLLECTION

CC ID: 789113
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION, FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

RARE REPTILE/AMPHIBIAN NESTS BIG BEND

CC ID: 789107
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION, FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

RARE REPTILE/AMPHIBIAN, RARE REPTILE/AMPHIBIAN SCIENTIFIC NAME

CC ID: 789114
Contact Name: FLORIDA NATURAL AREAS INVENTORY
Publish Date: 2001-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: DOCUMENT

RARE REPTILE/AMPHIBIAN_OBS_FROM_LITERATURE

CC ID: 789109
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION, FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

RARE REPTILE/AMPHIBIAN_OBSERVATIONS_FROM_PARTNERS

CC ID: 789108
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION, FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

SHORT-TAILED SNAKE BIOLOGICAL STATUS REVIEW REPORT

CC ID: 797795
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Citation URL: http://myfwc.com/media/2273397/Short-tailed-Snake-BSR.pdf
Source Contribution:

Source Format: DOCUMENT

SNAKE IDENTIFICATION, COMMON KINGSNAKE

CC ID: 797796
Contact Name: FLORIDA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Citation URL: https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/herpetology/fl-snakes/identification/snake-id-q26-kingsnake/
Source Contribution:

Source Format: WEBSITE

Spatiotemporal occurrence of loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) on the West Florida Shelf and apparent overlap with a commercial fishery.

CC ID: 797804
Contact Name: Hardy, R.F., A.D. Tucker, A.M. Foley, B.A. Schroeder, R.J. Giove, and A.B. Meylan
Publish Date: 2014-07-01
Source Contribution:

Peer reviewed journal article. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 71:1924-1933.

SPECIES LOCATIONS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA - AUGUST 2013

CC ID: 797797
Contact Name: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GEOPLAN CENTER
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

STRIPED NEWT, NOTOPHTHALMUS PERSTRIATUS

CC ID: 797798
Contact Name: FLORIDA NATURAL AREAS INVENTORY
Publish Date: 2001-01-01
Citation URL: http://www.fnai.org/FieldGuide/pdf/Notophthalmus_perstriatus.pdf
Source Contribution:

Source Format: DOCUMENT

SUWANNEE COOTER: PSEUDEMYS SUWANNIENSIS

CC ID: 789106
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Citation URL: http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/imperiled/profiles/reptiles/suwannee-cooter/
Source Contribution:

Source Format: WEBSITE

UPDATED SEA TURTLE POTENTIAL PRESENCE INFORMATION FOR NORTHWEST FLORIDA ENVIRONMENTAL SENSITIVITY INDEX

CC ID: 789116
Contact Name: ROBERT HARDY AND ANNE MEYLAN, FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: DOCUMENT

VECTOR DIGITAL DATA from M. Dziadzio

CC ID: 789100
Contact Name: MICHELINA DZIADZIO, FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

WILDLIFE OCCURRENCE SYSTEM DATABASE, 1988-2014

CC ID: 789101
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Citation URL: http://geodata.myfwc.com/datasets?keyword=Fish%20and%20Wildlife%20Species%20Locations
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

Young sea turtles of the pelagic Sargassum dominated drift community: habitat use, population density, and threats

CC ID: 797803
Contact Name: Witherington, B.E., S. Hirama, and R.F. Hardy.
Publish Date: 2012-07-01
Source Contribution:

Peer-reviewed journal article. Marine Ecology Progress Series 463:1-22.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 789118
Description:

Overview: A large portion of the data for herpetofauna were received and mapped as point locations. These point locations represent the most accurate spatial data available, but do not represent the full extent of species' ranges. Seasonality information presented with point locations is meant to represent all life stages potentially present within the full (unmapped) species range. Several species mapped in this atlas were masked for data sensitivity purposes. These species are mapped as "Rare reptile/amphibian" and "Rare amphibian".

Process Date/Time: 2016-12-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 797897
Description:

Sea Turtles: Five species of sea turtles use Florida beaches for nesting during the spring and summer months: loggerhead, hawksbill, leatherback, green, and Kemp's ridley. The loggerhead sea turtle (state and federally threatened) is the most numerous. A federally designated critical habitat area in nearshore waters west of Siesta and Long Boat Keys close to Sarasota has been designated to protect this species. This critical habitat was designated due to its importance as a nearshore reproductive habitat for this species. Mapped nesting locations for green, Kemp's ridley, and loggerhead sea turtles were based on a data from FWRI. The FWRI coordinates the collection of sea turtle nesting data through the annual Statewide Nesting Beach Survey Program. Nest density and locational information are summarized as a vector digital data set ranking the nesting locations under the density classes "low", "medium", or "high". These density classes were determined based on the average nest densities in relation to the number of nests per kilometer of surveyed nesting beach habitat. The range of density values are broken at 25% and 75. Density classes were created where "low" corresponds with a density that is less than or equal to the lower 25%, "medium" corresponds with a density that is greater than 25% but less than or equal to 75%, and "high" corresponds to nest density values greater than 75%. Only nesting beaches with density classes of "low" and "medium" were encountered in this region, and these values are included in the concentration field. The following narrative was provided by Robert Hardy and Anne Meylan of the FWC/FWRI on sea turtle nesting, seasonality, and in-water distribution.

Process Date/Time: 2016-12-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 3

CC ID: 789119
Description:

Sea Turtles Nesting: FWRI coordinates the data collection for Florida's sea turtle nesting beaches. Beaches are surveyed annually as part of the Statewide Nesting Beach Survey Program. We provide data on nest density for the most recent five years and nest occurrence, since 1979. Sea turtle nest density and occurrence data are summarized and provided by FWRI at the following website: http://myfwc.com/research/wildlife/sea-turtles/nesting/nesting-atlas/. These data may be downloaded from FWRI's GIS data catalog at the following website: http://geodata.myfwc.com/ (enter "sea turtle nesting" as the search term). Please refer to these data for detailed nesting information. A brief summary of sea turtle nesting is provided below. Within the west-peninsular Florida (WPFL) plan area, sea turtle nesting beach habitat ranges from Anclote Key to Casey Key (from north to south). Sea turtle nesting within this region typically begins during mid-April and extends through the end of October. Mapped nesting locations for hawksbill and leatherback sea turtles were included based on documentation in Eaton et al. 2008, Hardy et al. 2014, and Witherington et al. 2012. These species less commonly nest in the region, so "rare" was added to the concentration values.

Loggerhead: Loggerhead sea turtle nesting occurs on all seaward-facing sandy beaches throughout the WPFL ESI region. The highest loggerhead nest density occurs in the southern portion of the plan area.

Green: Green sea turtle nesting has been documented on most seaward-facing sandy beaches throughout the WPFL ESI region with the highest nesting density occurring in the southern portion of the plan area.

Leatherback: Leatherback sea turtle nesting is rare within the WPFL ESI region. Leatherback nesting has been observed on Longboat Key.

Hawksbill: Hawksbill sea turtle nesting is rare within the WPFL ESI region. Hawksbill nesting has been observed on Longboat Key.

Kemp's ridley: Kemp's ridley sea turtle nesting is rare within the WPFL ESI region. Kemp's ridley nesting has been observed on beaches of Anclote Key State Park, Caladesi Island State Park, Middle and Northern Pinellas County, and Siesta Key.

Process Date/Time: 2016-12-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

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CC ID: 797801
Description:

Sea Turtles In-water: The potential presence of sea turtles within south Florida waters was determined based on an examination of all available in-water sea turtle research information (Eaton et al. 2008). We evaluated the in-water presence of loggerhead, green, leatherback, hawksbill and Kemp's ridley sea turtles. We also incorporated occurrence information derived from Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network records from 1986 through present; these data may be downloaded from FWRI's GIS data catalog at the following website: http://geodata.myfwc.com/ (enter "sea turtle stranding" as the search term). Potential presence of sea turtles is described by species and life stage (adult or non-adult, categories described by Eaton et al., 2008).

Loggerhead: Loggerhead sea turtles of all life stages may be present in nearshore and offshore waters of WPFL throughout the year. A major residence area exists within deep reef and hardbottom habitats of the West Florida Shelf, particularly from 35 - 70 m depth (Hardy et al. 2014). Surface-pelagic juvenile loggerheads occur in offshore waters of this area (Witherington et al. 2012).

Green: Non-adult green sea turtles are present in inshore waters, particularly within seagrass habitats, throughout the year. Adult green sea turtles are not often documented but do occur during the nesting season. Surface-pelagic juvenile green sea turtles occur in offshore waters of this area (Witherington et al. 2012).

Leatherback: Leatherback sea turtles may be encountered in offshore waters throughout the year.

Hawksbill: Non-adult hawksbill sea turtles have been documented throughout the region in stranding records. Adult hawksbills are not often documented in WPFL although they may occur. Surface-pelagic juvenile hawksbills occur in offshore waters of this area (Witherington et al. 2012).

Kemp's ridley: Kemp's ridley sea turtles may be present throughout the WPFL plan area during all months. Surface-pelagic juvenile Kemp's ridleys occur in offshore waters of this area (Witherington et al. 2012).

Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 5

CC ID: 789120
Description:

American alligator and American crocodile: The American alligator is federally listed as threatened due to its similarity in appearance to the American crocodile. The data presented in this atlas show some occurrences and a known nesting area for American alligator, but this species is likely more widespread throughout the region. In contrast, the range of the American crocodile does not typically extend to this region, although there was one documented observation of this species near Tampa.

Process Date/Time: 2016-12-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

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Catalog Item ID: 54261
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:54261
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2018-10-19 15:50+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-11-13
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