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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Southwest Peninsular Florida 2016 ESI REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN Polygons, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54798.

Item Identification

Title: Southwest Peninsular Florida 2016 ESI REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN Polygons
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2017-02
Abstract:

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for turtles, snakes, alligators, and crocodiles in Southwest Florida. Vector polygons in this data set represent herpetofauna distribution and nesting areas. Species specific abundance, seasonality, status, life history, and source information are stored in relational data tables (described below) designed to be used in conjunction with this spatial data layer.

This data set comprises a portion of the ESI data for Southwest Florida. ESI data characterize the marine and coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil. The ESI data include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources.

Purpose:

The ESI data were collected, mapped, and digitized to provide 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.

Other Citation Details:

Prepared by Research Planning, Inc., Columbia, South Carolina 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 > 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 Southwest 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, REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN POLYS) 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, 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, and will offer a replacement copy of the product when the product is determined unreadable by computer input peripherals, or when the physical medium is delivered in damaged condition.

Data Set Credit: This project was supported by the Florida Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Kathleen OKeife with FWRI served as contract and technical manager for the project. Timyn Rice, Christi Santi, Ryan Druyor, Chris Boland, and other FWRI staff contributed significantly to the project, as did many other individuals from several state and federal agencies and other organizations. At Research Planning, Inc. in Columbia, South Carolina, numerous scientific and staff were involved with different phases of the project. Mark White, GIS Director, and Christine Boring, Biology Dept. Manager, were co-Project Managers. The ESI shoreline was classified by Jennifer Horsman, Steve Quan, and Dr. Tim McClinton. The biological data were collected and compiled by Christine Boring, Lauren Szathmary, and Jennifer Weaver. Lee Diveley, Katy Beckham, Jeff Dahlin, Chris Locke, and Bryan Thom processed and produced the GIS data and final metadata documents. This project was further 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 for final data conversion to the current NOAA standard.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 799773
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: 799774
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office of Response and Restoration (ORR)
Address: 1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 799775
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: 799776
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: 799780
W° Bound: -84.0099
E° Bound: -80.721
N° Bound: 27.2699
S° Bound: 24.5018
Description

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the overall Southwest Peninsular Florida ESI study region. The bounding box for this particular feature class may vary depending on occurrences identified and mapped.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 799781
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014
End: 2016
Description:

Time Frame Range starts with ESI Project Start Year, and ends with ESI Atlas Publication Year.

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 799778
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 1523

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: 799782
Start Date: 2018
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2018 - Present)
File Name: SW_Peninsular_Florida_2016_GDB.zip
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2017-07-27 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 131 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 798694
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: 799783
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 spatial data layers and attribute data tables for the Southwest Florida ESI data.

URL 3

CC ID: 799784
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/resources/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: 798696
Activity Date/Time: 2017-02
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 798695
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software packages used to develop the atlas are Environmental Systems Research Institute's ArcGIS for Desktop 10.4.1(R) and SQL SERVER(R) (version 2005). The hardware configuration is PC's with Windows Operating System 10.

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 expert knowledge, available documents, survey data, maps, and digital data on herpetofauna distribution and nesting areas. These data do not necessarily represent all herpetofauna occurrences in Southwest Florida. The following species are included in this data set: (Species_ID, Common Name, Scientific Name [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; 7, Diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin; 9, Hawksbill sea turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata; 13, Turtles, n/a; 21, Gopher tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus; 24, Eastern indigo snake, Drymarchon couperi; 257, Snakes, 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

Lineage Statement:

Three main sources of data were used to depict herpetofauna distribution and seasonality for this data layer:

1) personal interviews with resource experts from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, and National Park Service (NPS),

2) various digital data sets from the above agencies (including the Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) data set), and

3) published and unpublished reports and documents.

Reptiles depicted in this atlas include threatened, endangered, and rare species and coastal species of ecological concern.

Sources

1996 TO 2014 TERRAPIN CAPTURES

CC ID: 798703
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC) - TRACI CASTELLON
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1996
Extent End Date/Time: 2014

DIAMONDBACK TERRAPIN DISTRIBUTION POLYGONS

CC ID: 798711
Contact Name: SANIBEL-CAPTIVA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION (SCCF) - CHRIS LECHOWICZ
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

DIAMONDBACK TERRAPIN OBSERVATIONS FROM PARTNERS

CC ID: 798704
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC) - TRACI CASTELLON
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

ELEMENT OCCURRENCE POLYGON DATA LAYER

CC ID: 798705
Contact Name: FLORIDA NATURAL AREAS INVENTORY (FNAI)
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK AMERICAN CROCODILE NESTS

CC ID: 798707
Contact Name: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS), EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK - MARK PARRY AND MARIO ALVARADO
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1986
Extent End Date/Time: 2015

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK SEA TURTLE CRAWLS

CC ID: 798700
Contact Name: EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK - MARIO ALVARADO
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Extent End Date/Time: 2011

GOPHER TORTOISE COASTAL USE AREAS

CC ID: 798710
Contact Name: SANIBEL-CAPTIVA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION (SCCF) - AUDREY ALBRECHT
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

NATURAL RESOURCES OF EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK

CC ID: 798706
Contact Name: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS), EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK - MARK PARRY
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

NATURAL RESOURCES OF J.N. "DING" DARLING NWR

CC ID: 798712
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS), J.N. "DING" DARLING NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE (NWR) - JEREMY CONRAD
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

NATURAL RESOURCES OF ROOKERY BAY NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE

CC ID: 798709
Contact Name: ROOKERY BAY NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE (NERR) - STEVE BERTONE
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

NATURESERVE EXPLORER: AN ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE [WEB APPLICATION]

CC ID: 798708
Contact Name: NATURESERVE
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Citation URL: http://explorer.natureserve.org/

SEA TURTLE NESTING BEACHES FLORIDA

CC ID: 798701
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC) - FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FWRI), ROBERT HARDY
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Citation URL: http://myfwc.com/research/wildlife/sea-turtles/nesting/nesting-atlas/

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

CC ID: 798702
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC) - FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FWRI), ROBERT HARDY
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 798713
Description:

Sea turtles: Green (FT/SE), hawksbill (FE/SE), Kemps ridley (FE/SE), leatherback (FE/SE), and loggerhead (FT/ST) sea turtles were included in this atlas. Both nesting and in-water presence polygons are displayed.

Nesting: Beaches are surveyed annually as part of the FWC-coordinated Statewide Nesting Beach Survey Program. The sea turtle nesting data summarized here describe the most recent five years of monitoring (2011-2015). Species nesting densities were classified as low, medium, or high relative to the remainder of surveyed sea turtle nesting beaches in Florida.

In-water: The potential presence of sea turtles within southwest Florida waters was determined based on an examination of all available in-water sea turtle research information. FWRI evaluated the in-water presence of loggerheads, greens, leatherbacks, hawksbills and Kemps ridleys. They also incorporated occurrence information derived from Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network records from 1986 through 2014. Potential presence of sea turtles is described by species and life stage. The difference between nearshore and offshore areas was demarcated using the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) line.

Loggerhead turtles of all life stages may be present in nearshore and offshore waters of southwest Florida 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. Surface-pelagic juvenile loggerheads occur in offshore waters of this area.

Non-adult green turtles may be present in inshore waters, particularly within seagrass habitats, throughout the year. Adult green turtles are not often documented but do occur during the nesting season. Surface-pelagic juvenile green turtles occur in offshore waters of this area.

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

Non-adult hawksbill turtles have been documented throughout the region in stranding records. Adult hawksbill sea turtles are not often documented in southwest Florida although they may occur. Surface-pelagic juvenile hawksbills occur in offshore waters of this area.

Non-adult Kemps ridley sea turtles may be present throughout southwest Florida waters during all months. Adult Kemps ridley sea turtles are not often documented in south Florida although they may occur. Surface-pelagic juvenile Kemps ridleys occur in offshore waters of this area.

Process Date/Time: 2017-02-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 799771
Description:

Crocodiles: American crocodile (FT/ST) nesting beaches are shown in the atlas as polygonal stretches of land that represent their primary nesting sites. These areas were identified by NPS-Everglades National Park and Rookery Bay NERR.

Other reptiles: American alligators are ubiquitous in the study area, and they were mapped only where concentration areas were indicated by experts. Presence of some concentration areas does not indicate that other concentration areas do not exist in the study area. Gopher tortoise, diamondback terrapin, snakes, and turtles were mapped according to survey data and expert knowledge. FNAI data was used to supplement data provided by State and Federal resource experts for federal and state threatened, endangered, and special concern species, as well as a few rare species (see species list for details) of ecological importance.

Process Date/Time: 2017-02-01 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 HERP
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54798
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:54798
Metadata Record Created By: David Moe Nelson
Metadata Record Created: 2018-11-13 16:42+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-02-15
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-02-16