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NMFS Office Of Protected Resources, 2022: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Northwest Atlantic Ocean DPS), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/65329.

Item Identification

Title: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Northwest Atlantic Ocean DPS)
Publication Date: 2014-07-10
Abstract:

Critical habitat constitutes areas considered essential for the conservation of a listed species. These data identify, in general, the critical habitat units for the Northwest Atlantic Ocean Distinct Population Segment of Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), providing notice to the public and managers of the importance of the areas to the conservation of this species.

Purpose:

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

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
None biota
None breeding
None Caretta caretta
None critical habitat
None Loggerhead sea turtle
None NMFS
None NOAA
None reproductive

Physical Location

City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Data Set Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service's Office of Protected Resources

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 1082577
Date Effective From: 2014-07-10
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Adams, Jeff D
Address: 1315 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
USA
Email Address: jeff.adams@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-427-8434

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1082576
Date Effective From: 2014-07-10
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Adams, Jeff D
Address: 1315 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
USA
Email Address: jeff.adams@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-427-8434

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1082579
W° Bound: -97.363344
E° Bound: -70.58709
N° Bound: 37.840046
S° Bound: 23.817948

Spatial Information

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 1082573

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:

The spatial data contained herein and their associated coordinates are not the legal source for determining the critical habitat boundaries described in this dataset, but are used to identify areas which contain the physical and biological features essential to the conservation of the species or areas otherwise determined to be essential. Inherent in any dataset used to develop graphical representations, are limitations of accuracy as determined by, among others, the source, scale and resolution of the data. While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Fisheries Service has made every effort to represent the critical habitat data contained herein as completely and accurately as possible (given existing time and resource constraints), NOAA's Fisheries Service gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. In addition, NOAA's Fisheries Services shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the spatial data described and/or contained herein. Graphical representations provided by the use of these data do not represent a legal description of the critical habitat boundary. The user is referred to the critical habitat textual description in the appropriate final rule for this species as published in the Federal Register. These data are to be used only in the context of the definition and purpose of critical habitat. This primarily relates to Section 7 consultation under the Endangered Species Act. These data may be used for planning and management purposes. They are not to be used for legal survey use. Please refer to Federal Register Citation Number Vol. 79, pg. 39855, published July 10, 2014 for the legal critical habitat information.

Technical Environment

Description:

Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.8.1.14362

Lineage

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1082571
Description:

The northern breeding polygon located in the waters just south of Cape Canaveral, FL was generated using a minimum convex polygon (MCP) created from positional data from breeding adult male loggerheads. Detailed information regarding the creation of the MCP can be found in M.D. Arendt et al. “Distributional patterns of adult male loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the vicinity of Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA during and after a major annual breeding aggregation”, Marine Biology (2012) 159:101–112. The MCP was clipped using a shoreline vector digitized using the ArcGIS Online World Imagery Basemap (zoomed to an approximate scale of 1:24000) as a reference to include only the seaward portion. The southern breeding polygon stretches along the coast of Florida from the Martin/Palm Beach county line (29.97° N latitude) to the western edge of the Marquesas Keys (82.17° W longitude). The seaward boundary of the polygon is the 200 meter depth contour generated from 30 arc-second GEBCO bathymetry data. The landward boundary of the polygon was created using a combination of shoreline digitized using the ArcGIS Online World Imagery Basemap (zoomed to an approximate scale of 1:24000) as a reference and line features from the 2012 TIGER/Line® roads shapefile. For the landward boundary, digitized shoreline is used from the Martin/Palm Beach county line south to Key Largo. At approximately 25.17° N latitude, the digitized shoreline is connected to a line feature from the roads shapefile representing US Route 1. Heading south, the US Route 1 line feature from the roads shapefile serves as the landward boundary until it ends in Key West. The end of the US Route 1 line feature is connected back to the digitized shoreline, which serves as the landward boundary to the western edge of the Marquesas Keys. The landward boundary at the Martin/Palm Beach county line is connected to the seaward boundary using a segment that extends due east, while the landward boundary at the western edge of the Marquesas Keys connects to the seaward boundary using a segment that extends due south.

Process Date/Time: 2014-07-10 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity SeaTurtleLoggerhead_NorthwestAtlanticOceanDPS_20140710

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 65329
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:65329
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: 2022-08-09 17:11+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