Note on Bounding Box: Survey area was irregular in shape, the entire area within the corners was not mapped
NOAA Fisheries - Panama City Laboratory, Chief Scientist (Andy David), 20070225, February 2007 Multibeam Mapping of Pulley Ridge, southwest Florida: NOAA Fisheries Laboratory in Panama City, FL, Panama City, FL.This is part of the following larger work.
Fisheries, NOAA, 20060728, Multibeam Mapping of Pulley Ridge: NOAA Fisheries - Panama City Laboratory, Panama City, FL.
This is a Point data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude. Latitudes are given to the nearest 0.00002. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.00002. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal Degrees.
The horizontal datum used is WGS84.
The ellipsoid used is WGS84.
The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.0.
The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.25722356300.
latitude longitude positive depth 24.96984 -83.60909 72.682953 24.96984 -83.60897 73.403999 24.96986 -83.60945 72.704002
northings eastings positive depth 236594.42000 2764141.08000 72.682953 236606.24000 2764141.08000 73.403999 236558.24000 2764144.08000 72.704002
The primary objective of this mapping expedition is to gather data on the location of coral formations present in the Pulley Ridge Area, which lies off southwest Florida and is the deepest hermatypic coral reef in the continental US. This area also hosts productive fisheries for shrimp and reef fish. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is concerned about certain fishing activities ocurring in the area, such as bottom long-lines and trawling, which maybe damaging the corals. For this reason, the GMFMC has designated Pulley Ridge as a Habitat Area of Particular Concern (HAPC). Further protections are likely to be approved, but the GMFMC requires more data on the nature and extent of coral formations to make a more informed decision. Continued multibeam mapping is a very cost effective way of gathering this information and preventing damage to this valuable area.
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0.5 - 2 meters
0.5 - 2 meters
Data are believed to be logically consistent, though no tests were performed.
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