Nearshore Benthic Habitat GIS for the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Southern California State Fisheries Reserves Volume 1
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_2003_85

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Summary
Abstract: The nearshore benthic habitat of the Santa Barbara coast and Channel Islands
supports diverse marine life that is commercially, recreationally, and
intrinsically valuable. Some of these resources are known to be endangered
including a variety of rockfish and the white abalone. Agencies of the state of
California and the United States have been mandated to preserve and enhance
these resources. Data from sidescan sonar, bathymetry, video and dive
observations, and physical samples are consolidated in a geographic information
system (GIS). The GIS provides researchers and policymakers a view of the
relationship among data sets to assist scienctific research and to help with
economic and social policy-making decisions regarding this protected
environment.

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Description: Nearshore Benthic Habitat GIS for the Channel Islands National Marine
Sanctuary and Southern California State Fisheries Reserves Volume 1 data
catalog.

Description: Western Coastal and Marine Geology.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 35.0   S: 33.0   E: -119.0   W: -122.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Guy R Cochrane, Nicole M. Nasby, Jane A. Reid, Ben Waltenberger, Kristen M. Lee
Dataset Title: Nearshore Benthic Habitat GIS for the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Southern California State Fisheries Reserves Volume 1
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2003
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: 1.0
Data Presentation Form: GIS
Online Resource: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-85/
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Publications-Western Region,Geological Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CAROLYN A. DONLIN
Phone: 650-329-5015
Fax: 650-329-5119
Email: cdonlin at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Geology Division
345 Middlefield Road
City: Menlo Park
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 94025
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: shapefiles
Fees: No fees
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (831) 427-4754
Email: gcochrane at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Middlefield Road, MS 999
City: Menlo Park
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94025
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-11-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-03-23
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