Deep Sea Coral National Observation Database, Northeast Region

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Frequently anticipated questions:


What does this data set describe?

Title: Deep Sea Coral National Observation Database, Northeast Region
Abstract:
The national database of deep sea coral observations. Northeast version 1.0.

***** This database was developed by the NOAA NOS NCCOS CCMA Biogeography office as part of a New York Offshore Spatial Planning project.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch, and Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS), Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program, 20120619, Deep Sea Coral National Observation Database, Northeast Region: NOAA's Ocean Service (NOS), National Center for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Silver Spring, MD.

    Online Links:

    This is part of the following larger work.

    Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program, Unpublished material, National Geodatabase of Deep Sea Coral Observations.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.077800
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -60.511400
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.433000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.500000

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://www.ncddc.noaa.gov/approved_recs/nos_de/nccos/CCMA/Biogeography/ny_spatialplan/deep_sea_coral_ne_db_std_browse_NE_RtC.jpg> (JPEG)
    Map of Deep Sea Corals in the Northeast US.

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Calendar_Date: 21-Jun-2012
    Currentness_Reference: publication date

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):

      • Entity point (1940)

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude. Latitudes are given to the nearest 0.000001. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.000001. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal degrees.

      The horizontal datum used is WGS84.
      The ellipsoid used is WGS1984.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257223563.

      Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
      Depth_System_Definition:
      Depth_Datum_Name: No correction
      Depth_Resolution: 0.1
      Depth_Distance_Units: meters
      Depth_Encoding_Method: Attribute values

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    Deep Sea Coral Observation
    Deep Sea Coral Observation (Source: DSCRTP)

    RECORD_NO
    Arbitrary & unique record number of the sample or observation, assigned for this database by DSCRTP (Source: DSCRTP)

    ValueDefinition
    Record NumberID #

    TAXON
    Scientific name of the organism observed or sampled reported at the lowest taxonomic level where reasonable accuracy can be assured. The text "sp." is entered after the genus name if the species is not known. (Source: DSCRTP)

    taxonomic identification

    SAMPLE_ID
    Original ID of the sample or observation, if known (e.g, catalog nember for museum specimen). The text "unknown" is entered if the sample ID isn't known. (Source: DSCRTP)

    Sample codes-undefined

    CITATION1
    Primary citation for the sample or observation. If unpublished, List name of Lead Scientist (Source: DSCRTP)

    Citation information

    CITATION2
    Secondary citation for the sample. If a secondary citation was not used the text "n/a" is entered. (Source: DSCRTP)

    citation information

    RECORD_TYPE
    The type of record is entered (e.g., specimen, video, photo, observation, etc.) The text "unknown" is entered if the method is not known. (Source: DSCRTP)

    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:record type
    Codeset Source:DSCRTP

    REPOSITORY
    Location where the sample or record is stored. The text "unknown" is entered if the location is not given in the citation. (Source: DSCRTP)

    Repository is an undefined string

    COLLECTION
    Method(s) of collection. The text "unknown" is entered if the method is not known. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    OCEAN
    Ocean basin where the record or sample comes from (Source: DSCRTP)

    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:7 seas
    Codeset Source:DSCRTP

    Country
    country(if applicable - otherwise "n/a" if from international waters) (Source: DSCRTP)

    string-country name

    State
    US State off which the sample was collected or observation made (if applicable; can also be Mexican State or Canadian Province - otherwise "n/a" if not in U.S. waters) (Source: DSCRTP)

    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:50 states
    Codeset Source:USA

    SPECIFIC_L
    Name or description of the location where the sample was collected or observed, as indicated in the citation(s) for the sample or observation. The text "n/a" is entered when the citation doesn't provide a place name or description. (Source: DSCRTP)

    geographic place names

    Longitude
    Longitude in decimal degrees in WGS1984 where the sample or observation was collected. (Source: DSCRTP)

    Range of values
    Minimum:-180
    Maximum:180
    Units:decimal degrees
    Resolution:0.000001

    LATITUDE
    Latitude in decimal degrees in WGS1984 where the sample or observation was collected. (Source: DSCRTP)

    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:90
    Units:decimal degrees
    Resolution:0.000001

    ORIG_X_DD
    Longitude in decimal degrees in original datum as reported in citation. (Source: DSCRTP)

    Range of values
    Minimum:-180
    Maximum:180
    Units:decimal degrees
    Resolution:0.000001

    ORIG_Y_DD
    Latitude in decimal degrees in original datum as reported in the original citation (Source: DSCRTP)

    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:90
    Units:decimal degrees
    Resolution:0.000001

    LOC_QUAL
    General quality of the positional data; 1 is highest, 3 is lowest. This is a subjective value determined by the person who entered the data. In general, 1 is entered for positions determined by GPS; 2 is entered for other modern systems such as transit satellite or LORAN; 3 is entered for data from the 1800s and early 1900s or when no information about the navigation system was given in the citation. (Source: DSCRTP)

    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:location Quality
    Codeset Source:DSCRTP

    DEPTHMIN_M
    Minimum water depth in meters from which the sample was collected or observed, as reported in citation. The value -9999 is entered when depth is not reported. (Source: DSCRTP)

    Range of values
    Minimum:-7000
    Maximum:0
    Units:meters
    Resolution:0.1

    DEPTHMAX_M
    Maximum water depth in meters from which the sample was collected or observed, as reported in citation. The value -9999 is entered when depth is not reported. (Source: DSCRTP)

    Range of values
    Minimum:-7000
    Maximum:0
    Units:meters
    Resolution:0.1

    COLLECT_D
    Day of the month on which the sample or observation was collected. The number 0 is entered if the day is not known. (Source: DSCRTP)

    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:31
    Units:days of the month
    Resolution:1.0

    COLLECT_M
    Month in which the sample or observation was collected. The number 0 is entered if the day is not known. (Source: DSCRTP)

    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:12
    Units:months of the year
    Resolution:1.0

    COLLECT_Y
    Year in which the sample or observation was collected. The number 0 is entered if the day is not known. (Source: DSCRTP)

    ValueDefinition
    yearyear

    CONDITION
    Condition of the organism when collected or observed. Categories are: "Live" (Healthy; < 20% dead), "Dead," or "Damaged" (specify "Damaged/predation," "Damaged/anthropogenic," or "Damaged/unknown"). The text "unknown" is entered if size is not reported. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    SIZE_CM
    no values (Source: DSCRTP)

    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:size
    Codeset Source:DSCRTP

    INDIVIDUAL
    # of individual coral colonies observed (Source: DSCRTP)

    ValueDefinition
    # of individuals# of individuals

    ABUNDANCE
    Abundance category of corals/sponges of the same species at location, or density (actual or estimated), or cover (actual or estimated) of organisms that cannot be individuallly counted. The text "n/a" is entered if abundance or density is not reported. (Source: DSCRTP)

    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:Abundance
    Codeset Source:DSCRTP

    WEIGHT_KG
    Weight of the coral/sponges of the same taxon collected at the same location. The text "n/a" is entered if weight is not reported or is not appropriate for this record. (Source: DSCRTP)

    ValueDefinition
    weightweight

    STRUCTURE
    Structure forming corals: yes or no and sometimes maybe (Source: DSCRTP)

    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:structure forming
    Codeset Source:DSCRTP (yes/no)

    SAMPLESCOM
    Comments for samples (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    SUBSTRATE
    Contact substrate of the organism sampled or observed. The text "n/a" is entered if contact substrate is not recorded. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    HABITAT
    Habitat or biotope of the organism sampled or observed. The text "n/a" is entered if habitat is not recorded. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    ASSOCIATED
    Other notable associates or other organisms that are observed to co-occur with the organism. The text "n/a" is entered if associated fauna are not recorded. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    ECOLOGY_CO
    Written comments on the organism in the context of its environment that might be of interest or importance to subsequent work. The text "none" is entered if no comments are needed. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    IMAGE1
    Filename of photo of sample or record (in Images folder). The text "n/a" is entered if no photo is available. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    IMAGE2
    Filename of photo of sample or record (in Images folder). The text "n/a" is entered if no photo is available. (Source: DSRCTP)

    undefined string

    VIDEO_CLIP
    Filename of video clip of sample or record in situ (in Images folder). The text "n/a" is entered if no photo is available. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    PHYLUM
    Taxonomic Phylum of the organism sampled or observed. The text "n/a" is entered if this taxon is not relevant for the sample. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    CLASS
    Taxonomic Class of the organism sampled or observed. The text "n/a" is entered if this taxon is not relevant for the sample. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    SUBCLASS
    Taxonomic Subclass of the organism sampled or observed. The text "n/a" is entered if this taxon is not relevant for the sample. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    ORDER_
    Taxonomic Order of the organism sampled or observed. The text "n/a" is entered if this taxon is not relevant for the sample. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    SUBORDER
    Taxonomic Suborder of the sample. The text "n/a" is entered if this taxon is not relevant for the sample. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    FAMILY
    Taxonomic Family of the organism sampled or observed. The text "n/a" is entered if this taxon is not relevant for the sample. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    SUBFAMILY
    Taxonomic Subfamily of the sample. The text "n/a" is entered if this taxon is not relevant for the sample. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    GENUS
    Taxonomic Genus of the sample. The text "n/a" is entered if this taxon is not identified to genus. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    SPECIES
    Taxonomic species of the sample. The text "n/a" is entered if this taxon is not identified to species. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    SUBSPECIES
    Taxonomic Subspecies of the sample. The text "n/a" is entered if this taxon is not relevant for the sample. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    SPECIESCOM
    Comments and other info about the taxonomy of the species of the sampled or observed organism. The text "none" is entered if no comments are necessary. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    SYNONYMS
    Other scientific names used for this species. The text "n/a" is entered if there are no other names used. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    AUTHORITY
    Taxonomist who originally defined and named the species. The text "n/a" is entered if the sample has not been identified to species level. The entry is enclosed in parentheses if the species name has been changed since it was first described. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    COMN_NAMES
    Common names of the sample/observed species. The text "n/a" is entered if there are no common names known. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    ID_BY
    Person who identified the species of the sample or observation. The text "unknown" is entered if the person is not identified in the citation. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    ID_DATE
    Date on which the sample was identified. The date of 1/1/9999 is entered if the date is not known. (Source: DSCRTP)

    dates

    CRUISE_ID
    ID of the cruise on which the sample or observation was collected. The text "unknown" is entered if the cruise ID is not known. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    SHIP
    Name of the ship used for collecting the sample or observation. The text "unknown" is entered if the name of the ship was not reported in the citation. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    CHIEF
    Chief scientist of the cruise during which the sample was collected. The text "unknown" is entered if the name of the chief scientist was not reported in the citation. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    CHF_AFFIL
    Affiliation of the chief scientist. The text "unknown" is entered if the affiliation was not reported in the citation. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    PURPOSE
    Purpose of the cruise during which the sample or observation was collected. The text "unknown" is entered if the purpose was not reported in the citation. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    STARTMONTH
    Month during which the cruise started (0 if not known) (Source: DSCRTP)

    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:months
    Codeset Source:DSCRTP

    STARTYEAR
    Year during which the cruise started (0 if not known) (Source: DSCRTP)

    ValueDefinition
    yearyear

    ENDMONTH
    Month during which the cruise ended (0 if not known) (Source: DSCRTP)

    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:12
    Units:months

    ENDYEAR
    Year during which the cruise ended (0 if not known) (Source: DSCRTP)

    ValueDefinition
    yearyear

    CRUISECOM
    Comments and other info about the cruise data. The text "none" is entered is no comments are needed. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    DIVE
    ID of dive on which the sample or observation was collected, if collection was by SCUBA, ROV, AUV, or other vehicle. The text "unknown" is entered if the ID of dive is not known. The text "n/a" is entered if other collection techniques (e.g., dredge) were used. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    STATION
    ID of the station where the sample or observation was collected. The text "unknown" is entered if the station ID is not known. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    VEHICLE
    Name or ID of the AUV, ROV, etc. used to collect sample. The text "n/a" is entered if the sample is not from an AUV, ROV, or other named vehicle. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    OTHER_DATA
    Other data types collected with the sample. The text "n/a" is entered if no other data is discussed in the citation. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    TEMPERATURE
    Temperature in degrees C. The text "unknown" is entered if not recorded. (Source: DSCRTP)

    Range of values
    Minimum:-50
    Maximum:100
    Units:degrees celcius

    SALINITY
    salinity (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    OXYGEN
    oxygen (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    BEGIN_LONG
    Beginning longitude for trawl surveys (Source: DSCRTP)

    ValueDefinition
    longitudelongitude

    END_LONG
    Ending longitude for trawl surveys (Source: DSCRTP)

    ValueDefinition
    longitudeLongitude

    BEGIN_LAT
    Beginning latitude for trawl surveys (Source: DSCRTP)

    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:90
    Units:decimal degrees

    END_LAT
    Ending latitude for trawl surveys (Source: DSCRTP)

    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:90
    Units:decimal degrees

    ORIG_DATUM
    original datum (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    ORIG_PROJ
    Original projection (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    NAV_TYPE
    Navigation type used (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    ACCURACY_M
    accuracy of records location in meters (Source: DSCRTP)

    ValueDefinition
    accuracymeters

    PRECISION
    Accuracy of depth record (Source: DSCRTP)

    ValueDefinition
    precisionmeters

    POINTSCOM
    Comments and other info about the point. The text "none" is entered if there are no comments necessary. (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    AUTHORS
    AUTHORS (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    Year
    Year of publication for citation 1 (Source: DSCRTP)

    ValueDefinition
    yearyear

    Title
    Title of citation 1 (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    Jorurnal
    Journal in which citation 1 was published (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    ISSUE
    Issue of publication (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    PAGES
    Pages (Source: DSCRTP)

    ValueDefinition
    pagespages

    PUBLISHER
    Publisher (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    PUB_CITY
    publication city (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    PUB_STATE
    publication state (Source: DSCRTP)

    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:US states
    Codeset Source:DSCRTP

    WEBSITE
    Website for citation 1 (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    AUTHORS2
    Authors for citation 2 (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    YEAR2
    Year of citation 2 (Source: DSCRTP)

    ValueDefinition
    yearyear

    TITLE2
    Title of citation2 (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    JOURNAL2
    Journal for citation2 (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    VOLUME2
    Volume for citation2 (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    ISSUE2
    Issue for citation2 (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    PAGES2
    Pages for citation2 (Source: DSCRTP)

    ValueDefinition
    pagespage numbers

    PUBLISHER2
    Publisher of citation2 (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    PUB_CITY2
    Publication city for citation 2 (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    PUB_STATE2
    Publication state for citation 2 (Source: DSCRTP)

    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:US states
    Codeset Source:DSCRTP

    WEBSITE2
    Website for citation 2 (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    ENTRY_D
    Day of entry into database (Source: DSCRTP)

    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:31
    Units:days of the month

    ENTRY_M
    Month of entry into database (Source: DSCRTP)

    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:12
    Units:months of the year

    ENTRY_Y
    Year of entry into database (Source: DSCRTP)

    ValueDefinition
    yearyear

    REPORTER
    Person entering record into database (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    EMAIL
    E-mail address for reporter (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    Comments
    Comments on the reporter (Source: DSCRTP)

    undefined string

    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Observation records of deep sea corals and associated information.
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: see Attachment G: Geodatabase Revised Fields.


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program (DSCRTP)
    1305 East West Highway, SSMC4
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    USA

    301-713-3028 (voice)


Why was the data set created?

The National Database of Deep Sea Coral Observations has been developed to serve the needs of natural resource managers, scientific researchers, and the public.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    USGS CoWCoG 2010 (source 1 of 8)
    USGS, 2010, USGS Cold-Water Coral Geodatabase v1.0.

    Other_Citation_Details: Scanlon, Waller, et al, 2010
    Type_of_Source_Media: digital database file
    Source_Contribution:
    Cold-Water Coral Geographic Database-deep sea coral observation records

    Watling et al (source 2 of 8)
    National Undersea Research Center, University of Connecticut, 2003, A Geographic Database of Deepwater Alcyonaceans of the Northeastern US Continental Shelf and Slope.

    Other_Citation_Details: Watling, Auster et al, 2003
    Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
    Source_Contribution: deep sea coral observation records

    NMNH (source 3 of 8)
    National Museum of Natural History, Unpublished material, Database of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.

    Online Links:

    Type_of_Source_Media: online
    Source_Contribution: deep sea coral observation records

    Yale Peabody (source 4 of 8)
    Museum, Yale Peabody , Unpublished material, Online records of deep sea coral observations.

    Online Links:

    Type_of_Source_Media: online
    Source_Contribution: deep sea coral observation records

    Theroux Wigley 1998 (source 5 of 8)
    NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, 1998, Quantitative Composition and Distribution of the Macrobenthic Invertebrate Fauna of the Continental Shelf Ecosystems of the Northeastern United States: NOAA Technical Report NMFS NMFS 140.

    Online Links:

    Type_of_Source_Media: electronic mail system
    Source_Contribution: deep sea coral observation records

    NOAA NEFSC (source 6 of 8)
    NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Unpublished material, Benthic Ecology Database.

    Type_of_Source_Media: online
    Source_Contribution: deep sea coral observation records

    Hecker et al 1980 (source 7 of 8)
    Bureau of Land Management, 1980, Epifaunal Zonation and Community Structure in the Mid- and North Atlantic Canyons - Final Report for the Canyon Assessment Study in the Mid- and North Atlantic areas of the US Outer Continental Shelf.

    Other_Citation_Details: Hecker, Blechschmidt, Gibson, 1980
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution: deep sea coral observation records

    NURC, UConn (source 8 of 8)
    National Undersea Research Center, University of Connecticut, Unknown, DSCRTP data mining exercise.

    Type_of_Source_Media: electronic mail system
    Source_Contribution: deep sea coral observation records

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: 21-Jun-2012 (process 1 of 1)
    combined all databases into a single consistent format bases on USGS CoWCoG

    Person who carried out this activity:

    NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service- Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program (DSCRTP)
    1305 East-West Highway, SSMC4 Rm 3216
    Silver Spring, MD 20910

    301-713-3028 x112 (voice)

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

    unconfirmed records of observations from historical sources

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    none

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

    none

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    Observations re cord only where surveys have been conducted. Absence of an observation should not be interpreted as absence of corals.

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    These records were obtained from historical sources and are not confirmed or validated


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None. Data set not yet available online.
Use_Constraints: None

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program (DSCRTP)
    1305 East West Highway, SSMC4
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    USA

    301-713-3028 (voice)

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Offline Data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed in this report, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Any views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. Although all data have been used by NOAA, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by NOAA in the use of these data or related materials.

  4. How can I download or order the data?

  5. Is there some other way to get the data?

    Contact Distributor for instructions on how to acquire dataset.


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 22-May-2013
Last Reviewed: Oct-2013
To be reviewed: Oct-2013
Metadata author:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
1305 East West Highway, SSMC4
Silver Spring, MD 20910
USA

301-713-3028 (voice)

Metadata standard:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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