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EPIC Caribbean Lesser Antilles Seabird Colony Atlas 2001-04
Entry ID: seamap418

Abstract: Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) is leading an effort to create an updated Atlas of breeding marine bird colonies in the Lesser Antillean region of the Caribbean. This Atlas includes estimates of the breeding population size, location, and site-specific threats for surveyed colonies in the Lesser Antilles from 2001 to 2004. Through broadening partnerships and funding, our goal is to expand the range of the current dataset.

Purpose: The few data sets available for the Caribbean indicate that seabird populations are declining at alarming levels. As such, it is currently impractical to effectively prioritize and justify conservation projects to preserve the biodiversity of this region. Major causes for this decline include disturbance and predation. Some undocumented breeding populations have certainly disappeared without ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 18.3   S: 15.3   E: -61.39   W: -63.26

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Environmental Protection in the Caribbean
Dataset Title: EPIC Caribbean Lesser Antilles Seabird Colony Atlas 2001-04
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2007-09-04
Dataset Release Place:
Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-01-23
Stop Date: 2004-06-27
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
SHIPS Ancillary Description
Access Constraints Open public unless otherwise noted.
Use Constraints Not to use data contained in OBIS-SEAMAP in any publication, product, or commercial application without prior written consent of the original data provider. To cite both the data provider and OBIS-SEAMAP appropriately after approval of use is obtained. Also please refer to Distribution Liability.
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Data Center
OBIS Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: seamap418

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 919-613-8062
Email: phalpin at
Contact Address:
Duke University
Box 90328
City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
Distribution Size: 0.003
Phone: 415-868-1399
Email: mhester at
Contact Address:
200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
City: Riviera Beach
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33404
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-01-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23