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Seamap Data - Live Bottom 1982-1999

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Citation:
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Originator: Peter Sheridan, Philip Caldwell
Publication_Date: 2002
Title: Seamap Data - Live Bottom 1982-1999
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Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
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Online_Linkage: http://galveston.ssp.nmfs.gov/
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Originator: ITIS Partnership
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title: Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database
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Online_Linkage: http://www.itis.gov/
Description:
Abstract:
This data set consists of epibenthic organisms found in nets during trawls on the Texas-Louisiana-Mississippi continental shelf conducted as part of the Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (SEAMAP), a joint effort of the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service and the Gulf states. The trawl sites data base represents approximately 12,800 trawl start locations (latitude and longitude) in the Gulf of Mexico during 1982-1999. The live bottom data base represents the subset of start locations where live bottom organisms were recorded. Live bottom organisms were defined as those that are attached to the bottom (sessile) and project into the water column, thus providing structure to an potentially otherwise unstructured sand, mud, or rock bottom. Live bottom organisms included sponges, corals, sea fans, sea pansies, gorgonians, sea pens, bryozoans, endoprocts, and crinoids. Data are maintained by the National Marine Fisheries Service and were provided by Mark McDuff, NOAA Fisheries, Pascagoula, MS. This was one of fifty-seven GIS data layers created by scientists at the Fisheries Ecology Branch of the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Galveston Laboratory to compile information relevant to studying the effects of shrimp trawling on the Gulf of Mexico continental shelf. The purpose of this project was to help identify data available to describe the continental shelf of the Gulf of Mexico in order to delimit future research activities, not to quantify previous research. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: This data layer was prepared with ArcView 3.2, in a non-projected format using decimal degrees for latitude and longitude. The data layers were gathered from separate sources using various means of mapping and having variable quality control. As a result, some of the layers may not display exactly at larger scales. Since this project encompassed a Gulf-wide scale, many of the layers contain neither perimeter nor area values. Attempting to project these layers into an appropriate projection and then calculating "accurate" area values is not recommended. Most of these data layers were not designed for that purpose. Any calculations of this nature should be considered only rough estimates. Users are advised to consult original publications and data sources for exact data.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Peter Sheridan, Philip Caldwell, 2002, Compilation of Data Sets Relevant to the Identification of Essential Fish Habitat on the Gulf of Mexico Continental Shelf and for the Estimation of the Effects of Shrimp Trawling Gear on Habitat, NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS-SEFSC-483, Galveston, Texas, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19820601
Ending_Date: 19991201
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -97.2333
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -86.2833
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.2583
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.0052
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > CNIDARIANS > CORALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > CNIDARIANS > ANTHOZOANS/HEXACORALS > SEA ANEMONES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > SPONGES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: Gis
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information System
Theme_Keyword: Seamap
Theme_Keyword: Trawl
Theme_Keyword: Fishery
Theme_Keyword: Shrimp
Theme_Keyword: Epibenthic Organism
Theme_Keyword: Multiple Species
Theme_Keyword: Animals
Theme_Keyword: Invertebrates
Theme_Keyword: Animalia
Theme_Keyword: Renilla
Theme_Keyword: Reniformis
Theme_Keyword: Mulleri
Theme_Keyword: Sea Pansies
Theme_Keyword: Actinia
Theme_Keyword: Sea Anemones
Theme_Keyword: Alcyoniidae
Theme_Keyword: Bryozoans
Theme_Keyword: Actiniidae
Theme_Keyword: Anthozoa
Theme_Keyword: Flower Animals
Theme_Keyword: True Soft Corals
Theme_Keyword: Astrangia
Theme_Keyword: Stony Corals
Theme_Keyword: Ectoprocta
Theme_Keyword: Calliactis
Theme_Keyword: Tricolor
Theme_Keyword: Hermit Anemone
Theme_Keyword: Cerianthus
Theme_Keyword: Tube-dwelling Anemones
Theme_Keyword: Cirriapathes
Theme_Keyword: Luetkeni
Theme_Keyword: Corals
Theme_Keyword: Comactinia
Theme_Keyword: Meridionalis
Theme_Keyword: Crinoidea
Theme_Keyword: Feather Stars
Theme_Keyword: Sea Lillies
Theme_Keyword: Gorgoniidae
Theme_Keyword: Leptogorgia
Theme_Keyword: Gorgonians
Theme_Keyword: Virgulata
Theme_Keyword: Sea Fans
Theme_Keyword: Sea Feathers
Theme_Keyword: Muricea
Theme_Keyword: Paranthus
Theme_Keyword: Rapiformis
Theme_Keyword: Pennatulidae
Theme_Keyword: Pennatula
Theme_Keyword: Porifera
Theme_Keyword: Sponges
Theme_Keyword: Virgularia
Theme_Keyword: Presbytes
Theme_Keyword: Sea Pens
Theme_Keyword: Zoobotryon
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALABAMA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > LOUISIANA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MISSISSIPPI
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TEXAS
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) does not approve, recommend, or endorse any proprietary product or proprietary material mentioned in this publication. No reference shall be made to NMFS, or to this publication furnished by NMFS, in any advertising or sales promotion which would indicate or imply that NMFS approves, recommends, or endorses any proprietary product or proprietary material mentioned herein or which has as its purpose any intent to cause directly or indirectly the advertised product to be used or purchased because of this NMFS publication. The NMFS Galveston Laboratory Fishery Ecology Branch compiled these data sets in order to develop a scientific basis for refining essential fish habitat designation for future amendments to fishery management plans. NMFS is not responsible for any uses of these data sets beyond those for which they were intended, and NMFS makes no claims regarding the accuracy of any data provided by agencies or individuals outside NMFS.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: NOAA NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE GALVESTON LABORATORY
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 4700 Avenue U
City: Galveston
State_or_Province: Texas
Postal_Code: 77551
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 4097663500
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: phil.caldwell@noaa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The NMFS Galveston Laboratory Fishery Ecology Branch compiled these data sets in order to develop a scientific basis for refining essential fish habitat designation for future amendments to fishery management plans. NMFS is not responsible for any uses of these data sets beyond those for which they were intended, and NMFS makes no claims regarding the accuracy of any data provided by agencies or individuals outside NMFS. Species are identified aboard the survey vessel immediately after catch. Species that cannot be identified are frozen for later identification in the laboratory. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) is the current (2002) authority for taxonomic classification. Historical species identification data has been updated to use only current valid taxonomic classifications in the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). Full taxonomic classifications can be obtained from ITIS.
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.01 Decimal Degrees
Longitude_Resolution: 0.01 Decimal Degrees
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NMFS/GALVESTON > Galveston Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: NOAA NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE GALVESTON LABORATORY
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 4700 Avenue U
City: Galveston
State_or_Province: Texas
Postal_Code: 77551
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 4097663500
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: phil.caldwell@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: SEAMAP_LIVE_BOTTOM
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: SHP
Transfer_Size: 1.017
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
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Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://galveston.ssp.nmfs.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
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Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.itis.gov/
Access_Instructions:
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) database
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030203
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121221
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20030803
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC - NATIONAL COASTAL DATA DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Building 1021, Room 1003
City: Stennis Space Center
State_or_Province: MS
Postal_Code: 39529
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 866-732-2382
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 228-688-2968
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 228-688-2010
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncddcmetadata@noaa.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncddc@noaa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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