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NMFS Office Of Protected Resources, 2024: Hawksbill Sea Turtle,

Item Identification

Title: Hawksbill Sea Turtle
Publication Date: 1998-09-02

These data represent the critical habitat for hawksbill turtle as designated by Federal Register Vol. 63, No. 46693, September 2, 1998, Rules and Regulations.


The purpose of these data is to visually represent the critical habitat areas for GIS analysis and display.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category
ISO 19115 Topic Category
ISO 19115 Topic Category
ISO 19115 Topic Category
None Critical Habitat
None Endangered Species
None Eretmochelys imbricata
None GIS
None Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Caribbean Sea
None Mona Island
None Monito Island
None Puerto Rico

Physical Location

City: St Petersburg
State/Province: FL

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 1082481
Date Effective From: 1998-09-02
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Frick, Amanda L
Address: 263 13th Ave. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Email Address:
Phone: 727-824-5301
Fax: 727-824-5320

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1082480
Date Effective From: 1998-09-02
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Frick, Amanda L
Address: 263 13th Ave. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Email Address:
Phone: 727-824-5301
Fax: 727-824-5320


Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Description:

ground description

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1082484
W° Bound: -68.005123
E° Bound: -67.794483
N° Bound: 18.209542
S° Bound: 18.004461

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1082483
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 1998-09-02 00:00:00+0000

ground description

Spatial Information

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 1082477

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:

Users be advised that the accuracy of this data set is completely dependent upon the accuracy of the shoreline data used in the creation process. For more details on this process, see the process description. The text description in 63 FR 46693 is always the one, true definition of hawksbill turtle critical habitat. These or any other depictions are for information purposes only and shouldn't be relied on for regulatory purposes.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1082485
Download URL:

Data access URL

File Type (Deprecated): File Geodatabase Feature Class
Distribution Format: ESRI File Geodatabase

Technical Environment


Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS


Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1082475

Detailed shoreline for Mona and Monito Islands from NOAA digital vector chart was created, then a 3 nautical mile buffer was generated using ESRI's ArcGIS software.

Process Date/Time: 2005-07-12 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity SeaTurtleHawksbill_19980902

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 65325
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:65325
Metadata Record Created By: Jonathan Molineaux
Metadata Record Created: 2021-08-31 20:55+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-10-17 16:12+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-11-30
Owner Org: OPR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-11-30
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-11-30