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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Delaware / New Jersey / Pennsylvania 2014 ESI INVERTEBRATES Polygons, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/55235.

Item Identification

Title: Delaware / New Jersey / Pennsylvania 2014 ESI INVERTEBRATES Polygons
Short Name: Delaware Bay 2014 ESI INVERTEBRATES Polygons
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2014-03
Abstract:

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for terrestrial, marine, and estuarine invertebrate species in Delaware Bay and nearby areas of Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Vector polygons in this data set represent invertebrate distribution and concentration 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 Delaware/New Jersey/Pennsylvania. 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 > DELAWARE
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 > PENNSYLVANIA
UNCONTROLLED
None Delaware Bay

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, INVERTEBRATES) 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. If problems are encountered either in downloading the ESI data or if any file appears corrupted, please contact the ESI manager.

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; and The Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard Office of Incident Management and Preparedness, Washington, D.C.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 808387
Date Effective From: 2014-03
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: 808389
Date Effective From: 2014-03
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: 808390
Date Effective From: 2014-03
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: 808388
Date Effective From: 2014-03
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: 808451
W° Bound: -75.75
E° Bound: -74.0377
N° Bound: 40.2501
S° Bound: 38.375
Description

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the overall Delaware Bay (Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania) 2014 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: 808452
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2013
End: 2014
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: 808402
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 393

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. Besides the above warnings, there are no use constraints on these data. 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. Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 808453
Start Date: 2014
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2014-03 - Present)
File Name: DE_NJ_PA_2014_GDB.zip
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2014-07-17 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 103 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 808391
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: 808392
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 Delaware Bay ESI data.

URL 3

CC ID: 808393
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: 808395
Activity Date/Time: 2014-06-20
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 808394
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: 808396
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 808397
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 808398
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 ARC/INFO(R) (version 10.2) and SQL SERVER(R) (version 2005). 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, hardcopy 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 1:45,000. 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, available hardcopy documents, survey data, maps, and digital data on invertebrate distribution and concentration areas. These data do not necessarily represent all invertebrate occurrences in Delaware/New Jersey/Pennsylvania. The following species are included in this data set: (Species_ID, Common Name, Scientific Name [n/a if not applicable]): 19, Blue mussel, Mytilus edulis; 25, Softshell clam, Mya arenaria; 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; 73, Longfin squid, Loligo pealeii; 286, Ocean quahog, Arctica islandica; 287, Atlantic surfclam, Spisula solidissima; 367, Eastern pondmussel, Ligumia nasuta; 377, Tidewater mucket, Leptodea ochracea; 378, Rare insect, n/a; 380, Rare freshwater mussel, n/a; 544, Yellow lampmussel, Lampsilis cariosa; 554, Eastern elliptio, Elliptio complanata; 557, Eastern lampmussel, Lampsilis radiata; 632, Eastern floater, Pyganodon cataracta; 634, Triangle floater, Alasmidonta undulata; 638, Endangered freshwater mussel, n/a; 639, Endangered insect 1, n/a; 640, Endangered insect 2, n/a; 641, Endangered insect 3, 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:

For each species, the mapping extent was dependent upon information availability and location of mapped coastal habitats and shorelines. Invertebrates depicted in this atlas include select terrestrial, marine, and estuarine species of commercial, ecological, and/or conservation interest.

Sources

DELAWARE BAY 16 FT TRAWL INDEPENDENT SAMPLING DATA

CC ID: 808415
Contact Name: NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE (NJDEP F&W)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Extent End Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

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

DELAWARE BAY 16 FT TRAWL INDEPENDENT SAMPLING DATA

CC ID: 808404
Contact Name: DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DNREC)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Extent End Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

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

DELAWARE BAY FISH, SHELLFISH, MARINE MAMMAL, REPTILE REVIEW MEETING

CC ID: 808410
Contact Name: DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DNREC) - FISH AND SHELLFISH GROUP
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

DELAWARE BIRDS SEASONALITY INFORMATION

CC ID: 808411
Contact Name: DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DNREC) - KALASZ, K., A. GONZON, M. DIBONA, M. BAILEY
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

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

DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL DATA COLLECTION MEETING

CC ID: 808406
Contact Name: DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DNREC)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

DELAWARE NATURAL OYSTER BEDS

CC ID: 808409
Contact Name: DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DNREC) - MICHAEL GRECO
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

DELAWARE'S ARTIFICIAL REEF PROGRAM - REEF LOCATIONS

CC ID: 808407
Contact Name: DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DNREC)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE OF FISHES AND INVERTEBRATES IN MID-ATLANTIC ESTUARIES. ELMR REP. NO. 12

CC ID: 808427
Contact Name: STONE, S.L., T.A. LOWERY, J.D. FIELD, C.D. WILLIAMS, D.M. NELSON, S.H. JURY, M.E. MONACO, AND L. ANDREASEN
Publish Date: 1994-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1994
Source Contribution:

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

DNREC OYSTER SPAT SURVEY POINTS

CC ID: 808408
Contact Name: DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DNREC) - MICHAEL GRECO
Publish Date: 2008-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Extent End Date/Time: 2008
Source Contribution:

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

ELEMENT OCCURRENCE RECORDS

CC ID: 808405
Contact Name: DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL (DNREC)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1985
Extent End Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

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

ESSENTIAL FISH HABITAT SOURCE DOCUMENT: ATLANTIC SURFCLAM, SPISULA SOLIDISSIMA, LIFE HISTORY AND HABITAT CHARACTERISTICS

CC ID: 808413
Contact Name: NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE (NMFS)
Publish Date: 1999-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

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

ESSENTIAL FISH HABITAT SOURCE DOCUMENT: OCEAN QUAHOG, ARCTICA ISLANDICA, LIFE HISTORY AND HABITAT CHARACTERISTICS

CC ID: 808414
Contact Name: NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE (NMFS)
Publish Date: 1999-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

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

HORSESHOE CRAB SPAWNING ACTIVITY IN DELAWARE BAY: 1999-2012, REPORT TO THE ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION'S HORSESHOE CRAB TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

CC ID: 808429
Contact Name: ZIMMERMAN, J., S. MICHELS, D. SMITH AND S. BENNETT
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

HORSESHOE CRAB SPAWNING RECORDS 2008-2011

CC ID: 808403
Contact Name: CENTER FOR THE INLAND BAYS
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2008
Extent End Date/Time: 2011
Source Contribution:

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

INVENTORY OF NEW JERSEY'S SURF CLAM (SPISULA SOLIDISSIMA) RESOURCE

CC ID: 808419
Contact Name: NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE (NJDEP F&W) BUREAU OF SHELLFISHERIES
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Source Contribution:

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

INVESTIGATION OF POTENTIAL AQUACULTURE EXPANSION AREAS: A REPORT TO THE AQUACULTURE ADVISORY COUNCIL

CC ID: 808421
Contact Name: NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE (NJDEP F&W) BUREAU OF SHELLFISHERIES - MARK CELESTINO
Publish Date: 2003-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Source Contribution:

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

LIVING RESOURCES OF THE DELAWARE ESTUARY

CC ID: 808412
Contact Name: DOVE, L.E., AND R.M. NYMAN, EDS.
Publish Date: 1995-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1995
Source Contribution:

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

NEW JERSEY BUREAU OF MARINE FISHERIES AND SHELLFISHERIES REVIEW MEETING

CC ID: 808418
Contact Name: NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE (NJDEP F&W) BUREAU OF MARINE FISHERIES AND SHELLFISHERIES
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

NEW JERSEY DELAWARE RIVER SEINE DATA 2002-2012

CC ID: 808416
Contact Name: NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE (NJDEP F&W)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002
Extent End Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

NEW JERSEY OCEAN TRAWL INDEPENDENT SAMPLING DATA

CC ID: 808417
Contact Name: NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE (NJDEP F&W) BUREAU OF MARINE FISHERIES
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

NJ NATURAL STATE OYSTER BEDS, HIGH AND MEDIUM QUALITY

CC ID: 808423
Contact Name: NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE (NJDEP F&W) BUREAU OF SHELLFISHERIES AND RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

NJ STATE OYSTER BED MANAGEMENT ZONES

CC ID: 808426
Contact Name: NEW JERSEY BUREAU OF SHELLFISHERIES - RUSSEL BABB
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

NORTHERN QUAHOG DISTRIBUTIONS, GREAT BAY, NJ

CC ID: 808420
Contact Name: NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE (NJDEP F&W) BUREAU OF SHELLFISHERIES - MARK CELESTINO
Publish Date: 1988-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1988
Source Contribution:

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

PARTNERSHIP FOR THE DELAWARE ESTUARY SAV AND INVERTEBRATE SAMPLING DATA

CC ID: 808425
Contact Name: PARTNERSHIP FOR THE DELAWARE ESTUARY - PRISCILLA COLE
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Extent End Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

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

RPI NJ NATURESERVE SF POLYS 201401

CC ID: 808424
Contact Name: NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE (NJDEP F&W) ENDANGERED NONGAME SPECIES PROGRAM (ENSP) AND NATURESERVE
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

SHELLFISH STOCK ASSESSMENT OF LITTLE EGG HARBOR BAY (2011)

CC ID: 808422
Contact Name: NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE (NJDEP F&W) BUREAU OF SHELLFISHERIES - MARK CELESTINO
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Source Contribution:

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

THE HORSESHOE CRAB, LIMULUS POLYPHEMUS: 200 MILLION YEARS OF EXISTENCE, 100 YEARS OF STUDY

CC ID: 808428
Contact Name: WALLS, E.A., J. BERKSON, AND S.A. SMITH
Publish Date: 2002-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002
Source Contribution:

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

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 808430
Description:

Horseshoe crab, blue crab, eastern oyster, knobbed and channeled whelk, Atlantic surfclam, and northern quahog support highly valuable commercial shellfisheries in the Delaware Bay region. Horseshoe crab spawning beaches were mapped using data from the 2013 report "Horseshoe crab spawning in Delaware Bay: 1999-2012" to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Horseshoe Crab Technical Committee. In Indian River Bay and Rehoboth Bay, spawning beaches were mapped using data from the Center for Inland Bays. Horseshoe crab distributions within Delaware Bay were mapped based upon catches in fishery independent trawl sampling data from Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Shellfisheries (NJDEP BS). Distributions in the Atlantic Ocean were based mainly on published literature and expert knowledge. Data on eastern oyster distributions was provided by DNREC and NJDEP BS/Rutgers University. DNREC provided polygonal and point spatial data on oyster reef locations on the western side of Delaware Bay and its tributaries and NJDEP BS and Rutgers provided polygonal data for the larger oyster reef complexes on the New Jersey side of Delaware Bay. The timing of life history stages and seasonalities for all eastern oyster records were based on Estuarine Living Marine Resources (ELMR) data and expert review. Rare and endangered species of insects and other invertebrates from Delaware were mapped in part by using element occurrence data provided by DNREC. Species names were obscured to protect sensitive resources. Polygons in element occurrence records with a diameter greater than 100 meters (m) were mapped as is, and all other polygons were mapped after applying a polygonal buffer and a randomized geographic shift. Blue crab distributions were mapped in Delaware Bay based on expert knowledge from DNREC staff, and data from the fishery independent sampling surveys conducted by DNREC and NJDEP BS. Seasonality and life history stages were drafted from published literature and refined during reviews with DNREC staff. In the Inland Bays of Delaware and New Jersey, blue crab distributions, concentrations, and seasonalities were based upon mid-Atlantic ELMR data. Freshwater mussels were mapped in the Delaware River and small water bodies in Delaware and New Jersey based on data provided by DNREC, NJDEP Endangered and Nongame Species Program (ENSP), and Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE). In the case of DNREC and PDE data, species names were masked to protect rare mussels. DNREC element occurrence polygons were buffered and randomly shifted when they were less than 100 m in diameter. Northern quahog was mapped in New Jersey based upon NJDEP BS hard copy documents. Additional records for northern quahog were mapped in New Jersey and Delaware from the mid-Atlantic ELMR report, in which data on occurrence and abundance of a species is generalized to much larger areas. Data on Atlantic surfclam distributions in NJ coastal waters was provided by NJDEP BS as a report on stock inventories. Report data was used to create three geographic regions with separate concentrations along the NJ coast. Mid-Atlantic ELMR data was used to fill in information about species or regions that are not directly sampled by DNREC or NJDEP BS staff. Presence/absence, concentrations, and life history stages were all incorporated as is for select geographies. These geographies include Barnegat Bay, inland bays of NJ, Delaware Bay, and the inland bays of DE. Species mapped from mid-Atlantic ELMR data include American lobster, blue crab, blue mussel, northern quahog, and softshell clam.

Process Date/Time: 2014-03-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 808431
Description:

The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the INVERTEBRATES data layer. Depending on the type of source data, 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 1:45,000 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 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 INVERTEBRATES data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2014-03-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

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Catalog Item ID: 55235
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:55235
Metadata Record Created By: David Moe Nelson
Metadata Record Created: 2018-12-13 11:21+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-02-14
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