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NMFS Office Of Protected Resources, 2023: Black Abalone,

Item Identification

Title: Black Abalone
Publication Date: 2011-10-27

This designation (October 27, 2011, 76 FR 66806) includes rocky intertidal and subtidal habitat along the California coast between the Del Mar Landing Ecological Reserve to the Palos Verdes Peninsula, as well as surrounding the Farallon Islands, Año Nuevo Island, San Miguel Island, Santa Rosa Island, Santa Cruz Island, Anacapa Island, Santa Barbara Island, and Santa Catalina Island. This designation includes rocky intertidal and subtidal habitats from the mean higher high water (MHHW) line to a depth of 6 meters (relative to the mean lower low water (MLLW) line), as well as the coastal marine waters above the rocky bottom in these areas.Areas excluded from the critical habitat designation or deemed ineligible for designation were clipped out of this data set. See the final rule (76 FR 66806) for descriptions of excluded and ineligible areas.


These data represent the areas designated under the Endangered Species Act as critical habitat for black abalone (Haliotis cracherodii).


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category boundaries
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Data Set Credit: CREDIT: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), West Coast Region ORIGINATORS: National Marine Fisheries Service; National Marine Fisheries Service;

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1080465
Date Effective From: 2011-10-27
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Dunn, Shanna
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1080467
W° Bound: -123.514477
E° Bound: -118.278084
N° Bound: 38.740546
S° Bound: 33.298533

Spatial Information

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 1080462

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Geographic 2D
EPSG Code: EPSG:4326
EPSG Name: WGS 84
See Full Coordinate Reference System Information

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

This data set is meant as a general locational reference and is not the official definition. See 50 CFR 226.221 for the legal definition of black abalone critical habitat.

Technical Environment


Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS


Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1080460

Source data converted to NMFS ESA critical habitat national standard 2020. Geometry was not edited, attributes were edited.

Process Date/Time: 2020-05-05 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity AbaloneBlack_20111027

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 65233
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:65233
Metadata Record Created By: Jonathan Molineaux
Metadata Record Created: 2021-08-31 20:30+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2022-04-02
Owner Org: OPR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2022-04-02
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2023-04-02