Acropora Critical Habitat

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Amanda Frick, NOAA/NMFS, GIS Coordinator
Publication_Date: 20081126
Title: Acropora Critical Habitat
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage:
<http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/maps_gis_data/protected_resources/critical_habitat/index.html>
Description:
Abstract:
These data represent the critical habitat for elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) and staghorn coral (A. cervicornis) as designated by 73 FR 72210, November 26, 2008, Rules and Regulations.
Purpose:
The purpose of these data is to visually represent the critical habitat areas for GIS analysis and display.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20081126
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -83.120604
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.438288
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.545129
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.637454
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Endangered Species
Theme_Keyword: staghorn coral
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Theme_Keyword: Acropora cervicornis
Theme_Keyword: Acropora palmata
Theme_Keyword: Critical Habitat
Theme_Keyword: elkhorn coral
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Florida Keys
Place_Keyword: Caribbean Sea
Place_Keyword: Caribbean
Place_Keyword: Virgin Islands
Place_Keyword: St. Croix
Place_Keyword: Monroe County
Place_Keyword: Miami-Dade County
Place_Keyword: Puerto Rico
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Palm Beach County
Place_Keyword: St. Thomas
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: St. John
Place_Keyword: Broward County
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Users be advised that the accuracy of this data set is completely dependent upon the accuracy of the shoreline and bathymetric data used in the creation process. For more details on this process, see the process description. The text description in 73 FR 72210 is always the one, true definition of Acropora critical habitat. These or any other depictions are for information purposes only and shouldn't be relied on for regulatory purposes.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Contact_Person: Amanda Frick
Contact_Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 263 13th Ave S
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-824-5301
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-824-5320
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nmfs.ser.gis.coordinator@noaa.gov
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA-National Marine Fisheries Service
Contact_Person: Jennifer Moore
Contact_Position: Acropora Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 263 13th Avenue South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33071-5505
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-824-5312
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-824-5309
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Jennifer.Moore@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.1.4959

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Not Applicable
Completeness_Report: Complete Pending NMFS PRD Review
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Bathymetry source: NGDC Coastal Relief Model for Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands (Vol. 9), and Florida and Eastern Gulf of Mexico (Vol. 3). Using ESRI's ArcGIS ArcMap software and Spatial Analyst extension, ran the 'Surface Analysis' tool, 'Contour'. Set contour interval to 30 (CRM is in tenths of meters). The contour line was a bit blocky, so smoothed using ET GeoWizard (3rd party software) to smooth the contour using Bezier Curve smoothing algorithm with default settings (5 for smoothness) for the Caribbean and 10 for smoothing setting for Florida, and then cleaned. Converted the polyline to a polygon. Deleted very small polygons/ or polys for depths +/- 1m.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Geodetic Data Center (NGDC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce
Process_Date: 20071030
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Contact_Person: Amanda Frick
Contact_Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 263 13th Ave S
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-824-5301
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-824-5320
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nmfs.ser.gis.coordinator@noaa.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The process of creating an outer boundary using the gridded bathymetry data produced polygons with very dense veritices. ET GeoWizards (3rd party software) was used to generalize the polygons, using the Douglas-Poiker algorithm. A generalize tolerance of .00001 arc seconds was assigned.
Process_Date: 20080901
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Contact_Person: Amanda Frick
Contact_Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 263 13th Ave S
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-824-5301
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-824-5320
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nmfs.ser.gis.coordinator@noaa.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Used detailed shoreline for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands from NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), by selecting 'Land' and 'mangrove' polygons. Used NOAA medium resolution vector shoreline for Florida to create land polygon. Erased the bathymetry polygons with the land/mangrove polygons . For Florida shoreline, or shoreward side of the critical habitat polygon, used Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission (FWC) for nearshore bathymetry (digitized from NOAA nautical charts) for the 6 ft depth to Government Cut, FWC 1:24,000 scale shoreline, COLREG lines, and intercouncil boundary between South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils at the mouths of bays and inlets, and information from the U.S. Navy for exclusions. The polygon that included to the 30 meter contour was erased with the appropriate data for the shoreward side.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Acropora 73 FR 72210, November 26, 2008
Process_Date: 20081001
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Contact_Person: Amanda Frick
Contact_Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 263 13th Ave S
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-824-5301
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-824-5320
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nmfs.ser.gis.coordinator@noaa.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Updated bathymetry East of St. John was added to the critical habitat layer.
Process_Date: 20150507

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 76

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 8.9831528411952133e-009
Longitude_Resolution: 8.9831528411952133e-009
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Acropora_Critical_Habitat
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Id
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CH_AREA_NO

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20160222
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Contact_Person: Amanda Frick
Contact_Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 263 13th Ave S
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-824-5301
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-824-5320
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nmfs.ser.gis.coordinator@noaa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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