Shallow-water Benthic Habitats in Jobos Bay

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch
Publication_Date: 2010
Title: Shallow-water Benthic Habitats in Jobos Bay
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Other_Citation_Details:
Please use citation for the Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP): Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico Special Emphasis Watershed Partnership project technical memorandum
Online_Linkage: <http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coralreef/CEAP/>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
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
Publication_Date: 2010
Title: Benthic Habitats of Jobos Bay Puerto Rico
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: shapefile
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher: NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Description:
Abstract:
Shallow-water (<30m) benthic habitat maps of the nearshore marine environment of Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico were mapped and characterized using visual interpretation of optical and acoustic remotely sensed imagery. The objective of this effort, conducted by NOAA's Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment Biogeography Branch in partnership with NOAA's National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS), was to provide spatially-explicit information on the habitat types, biological cover and live coral cover of Jobos Bay's coral reef ecosystem.
Purpose:
This product provides a fine-scale assessment of the status, abundance, and distribution of marine habitats of Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico. The NOAA effort provides the National Estuarine Research Reserve System with increased technical capacity for ocean exploration, management, and stewardship. Direct implications to management measures include evaluation of management efficacy, a spatial framework for improved monitoring sampling design, improved assessment of human-use impacts, and marine spatial planning to support alternative marine protected area boundary alternatives.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 200611
Ending_Date: 200905
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.323628
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.148205
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.017263
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.863718
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Backscatter
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: Map Images > Backscatter
Theme_Keyword: Map Images > Bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: Map Images > Coral Mapping
Theme_Keyword: Map Images > Habitats
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Benthic biology
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Habitats
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Mangroves
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > Base map
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > Habitat Mapping
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > geomorphology Mapping
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > GIS
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Remote Sensing
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: elevation
Theme_Keyword: 006
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme_Keyword: 008
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Theme_Keyword: 010
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: 014
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Map Images > Habitats
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Coralline Algae
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Remote Sensing > Satellite (digital scans) > Hyperspectral Analysis
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Remote Sensing > Satellite (digital scans) > IKONOS
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Remote Sensing > Aircraft > Aerial Photography
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Remote Sensing
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Benthic biology
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Habitats
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Mangroves
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > Base map
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > Habitat Mapping
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > geomorphology Mapping
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > GIS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Salinas > Jobos Bay (Bahia de Jobos) (17N066W0009)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Salinas > Jobos Bay (Bahia de Jobos) (17N066W0009)
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Stratum_Keyword: Seafloor
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 2009
Access_Constraints: Please cite any use of this data.
Use_Constraints:
Note: NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION.

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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Contact_Position:
Project Manager - Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP): Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico Special Emphasis Watershed Partnership
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway, N-SCI-1, SSMC 4, 9th Floor
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-4384
Contact_Instructions:
Contact info is for CCMA general reception. Please ask for current project manager of Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP): Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico Special Emphasis Watershed Partnership
Data_Set_Credit:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.0.1770

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
No comprehensive assessment was conducted to evaluate the thematic accuracy of the Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico benthic habitat map. Consequently, all users should independently analyze the dataset according to their own needs and standards to determine data usability.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
GIS topologic quality was established by executing ArcGIS extension routines that check for: overlapping polygons, multipart polygons, sliver polygons and void polygons. Additionally checks for adjacent polygons with the same habitat attributes were completed. All errors were identified and corrected. This file is believed to be logically consistent.
Completeness_Report:
Delineation of all habitat boundaries was conducted with the image scale at 1:2,000. This ensured that the level of detail produced by the photo interpreter was uniform throughout the project. The minimum mapping unit (MMU) for identifying habitats or features was 1,000 square meters. The software utilized in this project was designed to alert the photo interpreter each time a polygon was drawn smaller than the a MMU; at which point the polygon was then aggregated with the most logical adjacent polygon.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The accuracy value for the optical imagery was determined by measuring photo-identifiable control points collected with GPS survey methods. There is no horizontal accuracy report for the acoustic imagery. It is believed that polygon horizontal accuracies are inherited from both types of source imagery.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: None.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Publication_Date: 2010
Title: Benthic Habitats of Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Shapefile
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Other_Citation_Details:
Whitall, D.R., B.M. Costa, L.J. Bauer, A. Dieppa, and S.D. Hile (eds.). 2011. A Baseline Assessment of the Ecological Resources of Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS XXX. Silver Spring, MD. 189 pp.
Type_of_Source_Media: report
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2011
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Chapter 2: Shallow-water Benthic Habitats of Jobos Bay
Source_Contribution:
This section of the report describes the habitat classification scheme used to classifiy habitat features. The Jobos Bay habitat classification scheme defines benthic communities on the basis of five primary coral reef ecosystem attributes: 1) broad geographic zone, 2) geomorphological structure type, 3) dominant biological cover, 4) degree of live coral cover, and 5) percent hardbottom.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Ken Buja
Publication_Date: 2009
Title: NOAA Habitat Digitizer Extension
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Other_Citation_Details:
NOAA. 2009. Habitat Digitizer Extension. NOAA Biogeography Branch. Silver Spring, MD. Available: <http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/digitizer/welcome.html>.
Online_Linkage:
<http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/digitizer/welcome.html>
Type_of_Source_Media: computer program
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2009
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NOAA Habitat Digitizer Extension
Source_Contribution:
This ArcGIS extension was used to digitize and attribute benthic zones, structure and biological cover of this map.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Space Imaging Inc.
Publication_Date: 2000
Title: IKONOS Satellite Imagery
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Thornton, CO
Publisher: Space Imaging Inc.
Other_Citation_Details:
This imagery was obtained at a 4 m pixel resolution, deglinted and pan sharpened.
Online_Linkage: www.spaceimaging.com
Type_of_Source_Media: raster digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2003
Ending_Date: 2005
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: IKONOS satellite imagery
Source_Contribution:
Used to identify and digitize benthic habitats of St. John, USVI.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: 3001, Inc.
Publication_Date: 2007
Title: Orthophotography
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: 401 Dividend Drive, Suite K, Peachtree City, GA 30269
Publisher: 3001, Inc.
Other_Citation_Details:
Imagery acquired on contract to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Type_of_Source_Media: raster digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2007
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Orthophotography
Source_Contribution:
Used to identify and digitize benthic habitats of Jobos Bay, PR.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
1) Imagery Acquisition - The first step in map creation was the acquisition and processing of a comprehensive dataset of remotely sensed imagery. All imagery was geo-positioned to ensure acceptable spatial accuracy in the mapping product. In the case of Jobos Bay, two separate data types were used (color orthophotography and IKONOS satellite imagery) in order to capture the full mappable extent using optical techniques.
Process_Date: 2008
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Tim A. Battista
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway, N-SCI-1, SSMC 4, 9th Floor
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-4384
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1700, Monday to Friday, EST
Contact_Instructions:
Contact info is for CCMA general reception. Please ask for current project manager of Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP): Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico Special Emphasis Watershed Partnership
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
2) Habitat Boundary Delineation - A first draft benthic habitat map was generated by delineating all features that could be identified by visual inspection of the remotely sensed imagery. During the creation of this first draft, the interpreter placed discrete points on the map that were difficult to distinguish and that warranted further field investigation. These sites were labeled as "ground validation" positions.
Process_Date: 2009
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryan Costa
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway, N-SCI-1, SSMC 4, 9th Floor
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-4384
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1700, Monday to Friday, EST
Contact_Instructions:
Contact info is for CCMA general reception. Please ask for current project manager of Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP): Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico Special Emphasis Watershed Partnership
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
3) Ground Validation - NOAA field scientists explored the ground validation locations with a suite of assessment techniques depending on the conditions at each site. A combination of underwater video, free diving, snorkeling and surface observations were used to survey the ecological characteristics at each location. This information was analyzed and the initial maps were edited to generate a second draft map.
Process_Date: 2009
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryan Costa
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway, N-SCI-1, SSMC 4, 9th Floor
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-4384
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1700, Monday to Friday, EST
Contact_Instructions:
Contact info is for CCMA general reception. Please ask for current project manager of Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP): Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico Special Emphasis Watershed Partnership
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
4) Expert Review - The draft map was then reviewed by local marine biologists, coral reef scientists and resource managers. Comments were integrated into the map products to generate a final draft map.
Process_Date: 2009
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryan Costa
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway, N-SCI-1, SSMC 4, 9th Floor
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-4384
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1700, Monday to Friday, EST
Contact_Instructions:
Contact info is for CCMA general reception. Please ask for current project manager of Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP): Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico Special Emphasis Watershed Partnership
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
5) Final Products Creation - A final benthic habitat map for Jobos Bay was generated following the expert review. Additionally, all associated datasets, including GIS files, field video and metadata were packaged and provided to project partners and the public.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Bryan Costa
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway, N-SCI-1, SSMC 4, 9th Floor
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-4384
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1700, Monday to Friday, EST
Contact_Instructions:
Contact info is for CCMA general reception. Please ask for current project manager of Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP): Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico Special Emphasis Watershed Partnership

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 1940

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 19
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -63.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 1.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 1.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Attribute Table for Benthic Habitat Map of Jobos Bay
Entity_Type_Definition: Shapefile attribute table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UniqueID
Attribute_Definition:
A distinct identifier used to define each unique combination of habitat characteristics
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA Biogeography Branch
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Specific code used for NOAA coral reef habitat maps
Codeset_Source:
Described in the "Benthic Habitats of Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico" chapter in Whitall et al. 2011.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Area
Attribute_Definition: Calculated feature area
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA Biogeography Branch
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Area of feature in square meters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Perimeter
Attribute_Definition: Calculated feature perimeter
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA Biogeography Branch
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Length of feature perimeter in meters
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Zone
Attribute_Definition: Geographic zone
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA Biogeography Branch
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Described in the "Benthic Habitats of Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico" chapter in Whitall et al. 2011
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Maj_Struct
Attribute_Definition: Major Geomorphological Structure
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA Biogeography Branch
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Described in the "Benthic Habitats of Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico" chapter in Whitall et al. 2011.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Det_Struct
Attribute_Definition: Detailed Geomorphological Structure
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA Biogeography Branch
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Described in the "Benthic Habitats of Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico" chapter in Whitall et al. 2011.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: P_Hard
Attribute_Definition: Percent Hardbottom
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA Biogeography Branch
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Described in the "Benthic Habitats of Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico" chapter in Whitall et al. 2011.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Maj_Cover
Attribute_Definition: Major Biological Cover
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA Biogeography Branch
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Described in the "Benthic Habitats of Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico" chapter in Whitall et al. 2011.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: P_Maj_Cov
Attribute_Definition: Percent Patchiness of Major Biological Cover
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA Biogeography Branch
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Described in the "Benthic Habitats of Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico" chapter in Whitall et al. 2011.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: P_Coral_Cv
Attribute_Definition: Percent Cover of Live Coral
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA Biogeography Branch
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Described in the "Benthic Habitats of Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico" chapter in Whitall et al. 2011)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Cover
Attribute_Definition:
Concatenation of Major Biological Cover and Percent Major Biological Cover
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA Biogeography Branch
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Used to describe the combination of major biological cover and its percent patchiness of the feature
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Specific details of the attributes and values therein can be found in in the "Benthic Habitats of Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico" chapter in Whitall et al. 2011.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: NOAA Biogeography Branch

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
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
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-4384
Contact_Instructions:
Contact info is for CCMA general reception. Please ask for current project manager of Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP): Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico Special Emphasis Watershed Partnership
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)Biogeography Branch does not guarantee the accuracy of the geographic features or attributes. Please see the written report and metadata records for each data set for complete information on the source, limitations, and proper use.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: shapefile
Transfer_Size: 3
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coralreef/CEAP/>
Fees: None
Custom_Order_Process: Contact NOAA for distribution options (see Distributor).

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20131021
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Contact_Position:
Project Manager - Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP): Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico Special Emphasis Watershed Partnership
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway, N-SCI-1, SSMC 4, 9th Floor
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-4384
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1700, Monday to Friday, EST
Contact_Instructions:
Contact info is for CCMA general reception. Please ask for current project manager of Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP): Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico Special Emphasis Watershed Partnership
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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CoRIS:
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/Metadata_Benthic_Habitat_Map.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 6659

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