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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Refugio Marine Mammal Survey (June 6, 2015), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/57732.

Item Identification

Title: Refugio Marine Mammal Survey (June 6, 2015)
Status: In Work
Creation Date: 2015-06-06
Revision Date: Unknown
Publication Date: 2019-08-19
Abstract:

On May 19, 2015, a pipeline owned ruptured in Santa Barbara County, California, near Refugio State Beach. An estimated 21,000 gallons of the oil flowed overland from the break site into the Pacific Ocean and spread across the marine environment. NOAA and our state and federal partners are investigating these impacts and will determine the amount of restoration needed to return the environment to the condition it was in before the spill and to compensate the public for environmental degradation from the time of the spill until recovery.

This layer depicts National Marine Fisheries surveys conducted during the Refugio beach oil spill. This data represents point locations where various marine life were observed in proximity to the Refugio Beach Oil Spill exposure areas.

Purpose:

On May 19, 2015, over 100,000 gallons of crude oil was released from a 24” rupture in an onshore pipeline in Santa Barbara County. At least 21,000 gallons of the released oil flowed through a culvert and into the ocean resulting in fouling of shoreline (which runs east to west), nearshore waters, and waters further offshore around Refugio State Beach (Santa Barbara County, California). Some of the oil that moved out to sea (south) fouled offshore kelp bed canopies. The shoreline, composed of sandy beaches, rocky stretches, and cobble/boulder fields was heavily oiled. Animals and plants in the oiled areas were exposed to crude oil, and in some instances oil-related mortalities have already occurred. Most active response was completed within a couple of months, although ongoing cleaning of rocks and removal of tarballs is still occurring on some beaches. The trustees collected information on exposure and acute mortality or impaired reproduction following the spill. Continuing work includes studies to refine preliminary injury determination and to identify scaling metrics and begin to identify restoration types appropriate to injuries sustained to natural resources and impaired or loss of use of these resources. Resources included in the assessment are: rocky intertidal resources, sandy beach resources, birds, mammals, subtidal seagrasses and invertebrates, fish and recreational uses. The Trustees (State of California is the lead; NOAA, USFWS and others) are working cooperatively with representatives of the responsible party (Plains All-American Pipeline, Ltd).

This data was used by Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA) trustees to document possible marine mammal interaction with oil from the Refugio Beach Oil Spill.

source: NOAA SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey for Refugio Beach NRDA

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
DOC/NOAA/NOS/ORR > Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > OIL SPILLS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Service Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES > HAZARDS MANAGEMENT > HAZARDS MITIGATION

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: GIS Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Distribution Liability:

While NOAA makes every effort to ensure that its databases are error-free, errors do occur. We ask that you notify us immediately of any errors that you discover in our data. We will make every effort to correct them. With respect to documents available from this server, neither the United States Government nor any of its employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose; nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed; nor represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 879064
Date Effective From: 2015-06-06
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/

Distributor

CC ID: 879061
Date Effective From: 2015-06-06
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: 879063
Date Effective From: 2015-06-06
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/

Originator

CC ID: 879062
Date Effective From: 2015-06-06
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/

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 879074
W° Bound: -120.509033203
E° Bound: -117.677307129
N° Bound: 34.566513866
S° Bound: 33.4394634832

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 879073
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2015-06-06

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

These data may be provisional and restricted to Trustees within a Natural Resource Damage Assessment.

Data Use Constraints:

The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.

Metadata Access Constraints:

These metadata may be provisional and restricted to Trustees within a Natural Resource Damage Assessment.

Metadata Use Constraints:

The user is responsible for the results of any application of this metadata for other than its intended purpose.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 879065
Start Date: 2015-06-06
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://erma.noaa.gov/southwest/erma.html
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2015-06-06 - Present)
File Name: MM_Survey_150606
File Type: Zip
Compression: Zip
Review Status: Not Chked

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 879066
URL: https://erma.noaa.gov/southwest/erma.html#/layers=12+12788&x=-119.29504&y=34.26104&z=9&panel=legend
Name: Visual representation of GIS data
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: Web

Data Quality

Accuracy:

While NOAA makes every effort to ensure that its databases are error-free, errors do occur.

Data Management

Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: No
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

TBD

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

The Spatial Data Branch publishes this data on behalf of the originator. Data visually represented in ERMA are aimed to guide responders, decision makers, and users in making informed steps of analysis and action.

Sources

NOAA

CC ID: 879070
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA/NOS/ORR/ARD/SDB - Assessment and Restoration Division/Spatial Data Branch
Publish Date: 2019-08-19
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015-06-06

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 879071
Description:

Data collected in support of the NRDA were collected and managed in ERMA, an online mapping tool, and DIVER, an environmental data warehouse, platforms developed and maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) Assessment and Restoration Division (ARD).

Process Contact: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR)
Source: NOAA

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 57732
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:57732
Metadata Record Created By: Terrance Wang
Metadata Record Created: 2019-09-24 20:21+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2020-04-23
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2020-04-23
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2021-04-23