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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia 2016 ESI INVERTEBRATE Polygons, Points, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/55160.

Item Identification

Title: Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia 2016 ESI INVERTEBRATE Polygons, Points
Short Name: Chesapeake Bay 2016 ESI INVERTEBRATE Polygons, Points
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09
Abstract:

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for marine, estuarine, and freshwater invertebrate species, as well as terrestrial insects in Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia. Vector polygons in this data set represent invertebrate distribution and concentration areas. Vector points in this data set represent invertebrate occurrences. 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 Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia. 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.

Notes:

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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/INVERTEBRATES
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > HEXAPODS > INSECTS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS
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 Environmental Sensitivity Index
None ESI
None Oil Spill Planning
None Sensitivity Maps

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MARYLAND
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > VIRGINIA
UNCONTROLLED
None Chesapeake Bay
None Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia

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, INVERTEBRATE POLYS and POINTS) 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 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: 806800
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: 806802
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: 806803
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: 806801
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: 806876
W° Bound: -77.5418
E° Bound: -74.7942
N° Bound: 39.7215
S° Bound: 36.5498
Description

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the overall Chesapeake Bay and Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia 2016 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: 806877
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: 806813
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 3897
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 139

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: 806951
Start Date: 2016
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2016-09 - Present)
File Name: ChesapeakeBay_2016_ESI_GDB.zip
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2017-01-12 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 783 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 806804
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: 806948
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.

URL 3

CC ID: 806949
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:

ESI Browse Graphic depicts the relationships between the spatial data layers and the attribute data tables for the Chesapeake Bay and Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia ESI data.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 806806
Activity Date/Time: 2016-09
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 806805
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.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 806807
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 806808
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 806809
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software packages used to develop the atlas are Environmental Systems Research Institute's ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2(R) and SQL SERVER(R) (version 2005). The hardware configuration is PC's 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 hardcopy base maps with a scale of 1:24,000. 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 expert knowledge, digital data, hardcopy maps, scientific reports, journal articles, published literature, and survey data. Key contributions were provided by data specialists and biologists at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Virginia Commonwealth University, College of William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. See also the INVERTPT data layer, part of the larger Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia ESI database, for additional invertebrate information. These data do not necessarily represent all invertebrate occurrences in Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia. The following species are included in this data set: (Species_ID, Common Name, Scientific Name [n/a if not applicable]): 25, Softshell clam, Mya arenaria; 41, Bay scallop, Argopecten irradians; 42, Northern quahog, Mercenaria mercenaria; 43, Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica; 44, Horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus; 45, American lobster, Homarus americanus; 46, Channeled whelk, Busycon canaliculatum; 47, Knobbed whelk, Busycon carica; 49, Blue crab, Callinectes sapidus; 50, White shrimp, Litopenaeus setiferus; 51, Brown shrimp, Farfantepenaeus aztecus; 97, Grass shrimp, Palaemonetes spp.; 107, Squawfoot, Strophitus undulatus; 122, Mantis shrimp, Squilla empusa; 218, Hermit crab, Pagurus spp.; 276, Sevenspine bay shrimp, Crangon septemspinosa; 285, Northeastern beach tiger beetle, Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis; 287, Atlantic surfclam, Spisula solidissima; 303, Atlantic rock crab, Cancer irroratus; 322, Squid, Loligo spp.; 505, Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus; 507, Ghost tiger beetle, Ellipsoptera lepida; 544, Yellow lampmussel, Lampsilis cariosa; 556, Eastern beach tiger beetle, Habroscelimorpha dorsalis media; 560, Palamedes swallowtail, Papilio palamedes; 571, Lady crab, Ovalipes ocellatus; 572, Stout tagelus, Tagelus plebeius; 633, Dwarf wedgemussel, Alasmidonta heterodon; 634, Triangle floater, Alasmidonta undulata; 682, Federally threatened insect 1, n/a; 683, Federally threatened insect 2, n/a; 684, Helops darkling beetle, Helops cisteloides; 685, Darkling beetle, Schoenicus puberulus; 686, Selys' sundragon, Helocordulia selysii; 1060, Spider crabs, Libinia spp..

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:

This atlas supersedes two separate first edition atlases, Virginia (2005, #25) and Maryland (2007, #47).

Sources

A MID-ATLANTIC STUDY OF THE MOVEMENT PATTERNS AND POPULATION DISTRIBUTION OF THE AMERICAN HORSESHOE CRAB (LIMULUS POLYPHEMUS)

CC ID: 806817
Contact Name: GROGAN, W.N.
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

ASSESSMENT OF CHESAPEAKE BAY COMMERCIAL SOFTSHELL CLAMS (MYA ARENARIA AND TAGELUS PLEBEIUS) WITH EMPHASIS ON ABUNDANCE AND DISEASE STATUS

CC ID: 806822
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - HOMER, M.L., C.F. DUNGAN, AND M.L. TARNOWSKI
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007
Extent End Date/Time: 2011
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: paper

BLUE CRAB DISTRIBUTION AND LIFE HISTORY IN CHESAPEAKE BAY

CC ID: 806821
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - BRENDA DAVIS
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

BLUE CRAB SPAWNING AND CONCENTRATION AREAS IN THE LOWER CHESAPEAKE BAY AND THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

CC ID: 806845
Contact Name: VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCES - ROCHELLE SEITZ
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

BLUE CRAB WINTER DREDGE SURVEY DATA 2009-2010

CC ID: 806840
Contact Name: VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE (VIMS) - ROCHELLE SEITZ
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: map | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

CHESAPEAKE BAY MULTI-SPECIES MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (CHESMMAP) DATA

CC ID: 806841
Contact Name: VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE (VIMS), COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY - DEBRA GAUTHIER
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

ECOLOGICALLY SIGNIFICANT AREAS OF MARYLAND

CC ID: 806823
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - LYNN DAVIDSON
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1996
Extent End Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

FISH AND INVERTBRATE SPECIES DISTRIBUTIONS AND LIFE HISTORIES IN MARYLAND COASTAL BAYS AND NEARSHORE WATERS

CC ID: 806828
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - STEVE DOCTOR AND ANGEL WILLEY
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

FISH AND INVERTEBRATE SPECIES DISTRIBUTIONS AND LIFE HISTORIES IN CHESAPEAKE BAY AND ITS TRIBUTARIES (VIRGINIA)

CC ID: 806819
Contact Name: MARY FABRIZIO, CHRIS BONZEK, TROY TUCKEY AND DEBRA GAUTHIER, VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE (VIMS), COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

FISH SPECIES DISTRIBUTIONS AND LIFE HISTORIES IN CHESAPEAKE BAY AND ITS TRIBUTARIES (MARYLAND)

CC ID: 806824
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - MARGARET MCGINTY, BETH VERSAK, PAUL PIAVIS, AND CHUCK STENCE
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

HABITAT REQUIREMENTS FOR CHESAPEAKE BAY LIVING RESOURCES

CC ID: 806816
Contact Name: FUNDERBURK,S.L., J.A. MIHURSKY, S.J. JORDAN, ET AL.(EDITORS)
Publish Date: 1991-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1991
Scale Denominator: 250000
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY MAP | Type of Source Media: paper

HABITAT REQUIREMENTS FOR CHESAPEAKE BAY LIVING RESOURCES

CC ID: 806815
Contact Name: FUNDERBURK, S.L., J.A. MIHURSKY, S.J. JORDAN, ET AL.(EDITORS)
Publish Date: 1991-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1991
Scale Denominator: 250000
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

MARYLAND HORSESHOE CRAB SPAWNING PUBLIC SITING DATA

CC ID: 806820
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

MARYLAND NORTHEASTERN BEACH TIGER BEETLE

CC ID: 806834
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

MARYLAND PURITAN TIGER BEETLE

CC ID: 806835
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

MIGRATIONS OF ADULT HORSESHOE CRABS, LIMULUS POLYPHEMUS, IN THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC BIGHT: A 17 YEAR TAGGING STUDY

CC ID: 806830
Contact Name: SWAN, B.L.
Publish Date: 2005-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

MONARCH BUTTERFLY (DANAUS PLEXIPPUS)

CC ID: 806814
Contact Name: CHESAPEAKE BAY PROGRAM
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY TEXT | Type of Source Media: online

NATURAL RESOURCES OF ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE

CC ID: 806829
Contact Name: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS) - JACK KUMER AND BILL HULSLANDER
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

NATURAL RESOURCES OF FISHERMAN ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

CC ID: 806838
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS) - PAM DENMON
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

NORTHEASTERN BEACH TIGER BEETLE (CICINDELA DORSALIS DORSALIS SAY) RECOVERY PLAN

CC ID: 806832
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 1994-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1994
Citation URL: http://ecos.fws.gov/docs/recovery_plan/940929b.pdf
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: online

NORTHEASTERN BEACH TIGER BEETLE OCCUPIED HABITAT, CHESAPEAKE BAY

CC ID: 806833
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Citation URL: https://www.fws.gov/northeast/Endangered/tiger_beetle/pdf/Tigerbeetle2_92711.pdf
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: map | Type of Source Media: online

POPULATION ASSESSMENT OF EASTERN OYSTERS (CRASSOSTREA VIRGINICA)IN THE SEASIDE COASTAL BAYS

CC ID: 806844
Contact Name: VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE (VIMS), COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY - P.G. ROSS AND M.L. LUCKENBACH
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007
Extent End Date/Time: 2009
Scale Denominator: 2000
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

PRIVATE SHELLFISH GROUND LEASES IN VIRGINIA

CC ID: 806846
Contact Name: VIRGINIA MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION (MRC) - BEN STAGGS
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

PURITAN TIGER BEETLE (CICINDELA PURITANA G. HORN) RECOVERY PLAN

CC ID: 806831
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 1993-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1993
Citation URL: http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/endsppweb/beetle/PDFs/1993RecoveryPlan.pdf
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: online

SHELLFISH DISTRIBUTIONS AND LIFE HISTORIES IN CHESAPEAKE BAY AND THE COASTAL BAYS OF MARYLAND

CC ID: 806825
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - MITCH TARNOWSKI
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

SHELLFISH DISTRIBUTIONS AND LIFE HISTORIES IN CHESAPEAKE BAY AND THE COASTAL BAYS OF VIRGINIA

CC ID: 806847
Contact Name: VIRGINIA MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION (MRC) - JIM WESSON
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

SHELLFISH DISTRIBUTIONS AND LIFE HISTORIES IN THE COASTAL BAYS OF VIRGINIA

CC ID: 806842
Contact Name: VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE (VIMS), COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY - MARK LUCKENBACH
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

SHELLFISH MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM FALL OYSTER DREDGE SURVEY

CC ID: 806826
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - MITCH TARNOWSKI
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

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SHELLFISH MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM HARD CLAM COASTAL BAY SURVEY

CC ID: 806827
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - MITCH TARNOWSKI
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2006
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
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SPECIES DISTRIBUTIONS AND LIFE HISTORIES IN BACK BAY, CURRITUCK SOUND AND THE NORTH LANDING RIVER (VIRGINIA)

CC ID: 806839
Contact Name: VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES (DGIF) - CHAD BOYCE
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

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TOM'S COVE, VIRGINIA HORSESHOE CRAB TAG RECOVERY STUDY: INTERIM REPORT

CC ID: 806818
Contact Name: HALLERMAN, E.
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Source Contribution:

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VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE JUVENILE FISH AND BLUE CRAB TRAWL SURVEY DATA

CC ID: 806843
Contact Name: VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE (VIMS), COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY - MARY FABRIZIO
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

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WILDLIFE OF BACK BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

CC ID: 806836
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS) - GERALYN MIRELES AND LAUREN BILLODEAUX MOWBRAY
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

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WILDLIFE OF THE EASTERN VIRGINIA RIVERS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE COMPLEX

CC ID: 806837
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS) - LAUREN BILLODEAUX MOWBRAY
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

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Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 806848
Description:

INVERTEBRATE Polygons: Marine and estuarine distributions of brown shrimp, white shrimp, mantis shrimp, squid species and blue crab were mapped using fishery-independent data from the NEAMAP, ChesMMAP, VIMS Juvenile Fish and Blue Crab Trawl surveys and expert opinion from MD DNR and VIMS. General distributions of oysters and other shellfish species in Virginia were mapped using data from shellfish lease areas and expert knowledge by resource managers at VA MRC and from the Habitat Requirements for Chesapeake Bay Living Resources. Oyster reefs mapped in the coastal bays of Virginia came from digital data provided by VIMS from the Population Assessment of Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in the Seaside Coastal Bays. Points were buffered by 25 meters and merged together based on input from VIMS scientists. In Maryland, shellfish species data comprise a combination of survey data, reports and expert knowledge provided by MD DNR shellfish researchers. These include Maryland's DNR Oyster Dredge Survey, Coastal Hard Clam Survey and Assessment of Chesapeake Bay Commercial softshell clams, Mya arenaria and Tagelus plebeius. Oyster reefs mapped in the ESI are not necessarily the only reefs in coastal areas, but represent current and potential oyster habitat in the bays. Additional invertebrate species were mapped into the coastal bays of Virginia and Maryland and in marine waters out to 12 NM based on survey data from NEAMAP and expert knowledge from resource managers and scientists at MD DNR, VA MRC and VIMS. All spatial and attribute data in this ESI were finalized through systematic review by scientists and resource experts from MD DNR, VA MRC and VIMS. Horseshoe crab spawning beaches came from three different sources. In the Coastal Bays of Maryland, spawning beaches represent expert knowledge provided by Steve Doctor. Spawning beaches in Tom's Cove were mapped from the Tom's Cove, Virginia Horseshoe Crab Tag Recovery Study Interim Report. Lastly, a number of small spawning sites within Chesapeake Bay were mapped using public sighting data provided by MD DNR. Horseshoe crabs utilize whatever appropriate habitat that is available inside Chesapeake Bay for spawning, and these areas can shift over time. Freshwater mussels represent VDGIF's Freshwater Mussel database, MD DNR's Ecologically Significant Areas database, and the Maryland Biological Stream Survey data. Species observations mapped from the VDGIF database were restricted to the dates 1995-2013, and only include records that fell within 1000m of ESI water bodies that are continuous to the ocean. Species mapped in Maryland have similar importance, but also include two endangered species: the dwarf wedgemussel (FE, MD SE) and the triangle floater (MD SE). Species mapped from MD DNR's Ecologically Significant Areas database are restricted based on date of last survey and include the years 1996 to 2016. A number of insects of conservation concern were mapped in Maryland using MD DNR's Ecologically Significant Areas database. Records were selected based upon date of last survey, and include data from 1996 to 2016. Northeastern beach tiger beetle (FT, MD SE, VA ST) occurrences in Virginia were mapped from a USFWS hard copy map. Northeastern beach tiger beetles were mapped in the study area according to expert knowledge.

Process Date/Time: 2016-09-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 806950
Description:

INVERTEBRATE Points: Mussels mapped in Virginia represent rare species that are of conservation concern and are of significant ecological importance. Species observations mapped from the VDGIF database were restricted to the dates 1995-2013. Data mapped in Maryland includes only one species of fresh water mussel, the Eastern elliptio, and date ranges for this data spans 1995-2014. Both data sets were mapped only with a 1000 meter buffer extending from the ESI water polygon layer, in an effort to restrict the occurrences to those likely to be impacted during a spill response scenario.

Process Date/Time: 2016-09-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 3

CC ID: 806849
Description:

Data from the above sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the INVERTEBRATE POLYS and POINTS data layers. Three general approaches are used for compiling the data layer: 1) information gathered during initial interviews and from hardcopy sources are compiled onto U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000 topographic quadrangles and digitized; 2) hardcopy maps are digitized at their source scale; 3) digital data layers are evaluated and used "as is" or integrated with the hardcopy data sources. See the Lineage section for additional information. Once 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 INVERTEBRATE POLYS and POINTS data layers were made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2016-09-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

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