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Seamap Data - Live Bottom 1982-1999

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 ... View entire text

Purpose: 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
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Description: Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) database
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 30.26   S: 26.01   E: -86.28   W: -97.23

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Peter Sheridan, Philip Caldwell
Dataset Title: Seamap Data - Live Bottom 1982-1999
Dataset Release Date: 2002
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Online Resource:

Dataset Originator/Creator: ITIS Partnership
Dataset Title: Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
Dataset Release Date: Unpublished material
Data Presentation Form: database
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-06-01
Stop Date: 1999-12-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.01 Decimal Degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.01 Decimal Degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Quality 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 ... View entire text
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 ... View entire text
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Data Center
Galveston Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 4097663500
Email: phil.caldwell at
Contact Address:
4700 Avenue U
City: Galveston
Province or State: Texas
Postal Code: 77551
Distribution Media: CD-ROM
Distribution Size: 1.017
Distribution Format: SHP
Fees: None
Phone: 4097663500
Email: phil.caldwell at
Contact Address:
4700 Avenue U
City: Galveston
Province or State: Texas
Postal Code: 77551
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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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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-02-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24
Future DIF Review Date: 2003-08-03