Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch
Publication_Date: 2012
Title: Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico
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 “Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico.”
Online_Linkage: <http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coralreef/benthic_swpr.aspx>
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: 2012
Title: Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: shapefile
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher: NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Other_Citation_Details:
Bauer, L.J., K. Edwards, K.K.W. Roberson, M.S. Kendall, S. Tormey, and T. Battista. 2012. Shallow-water benthic habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA NOS NCCOS 155. Silver Spring, MD.
Description:
Abstract:
Shallow-water (<30m) benthic habitat maps of the nearshore marine environment of two areas in Southwest Puerto Rico (PR), including the Guanica Bay/La Parguera region on the south coast and the Belvedere reserve on the west coast, were mapped and characterized using visual interpretation of optical and acoustic remotely sensed imagery. The objective was to provide spatially-explicit information on the habitat types, biological cover and live coral cover of the region’s coral reef ecosystem. These maps will be used to support marine resource management and conservation in the Commonwealth. In addition, the maps will enable change detection in an assessment of the effectiveness of restoration activities on the condition of adjacent coral reef ecosystems.
Purpose:
This product provides a fine-scale assessment of the status, abundance, and distribution of marine habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico. 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. In addition, the maps will enable change detection in an assessment of the effectiveness of restoration activities on the condition of adjacent coral reef ecosystems.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 201001
Ending_Date: 201203
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.4
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.8
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.1
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.9
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: coral reef
Theme_Keyword: benthic habitats
Theme_Keyword: reef
Theme_Keyword: submerged aquatic vegetation
Theme_Keyword: unconsolidated sediments
Theme_Keyword: zone
Theme_Keyword: geomorphological structure
Theme_Keyword: biological cover
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NOS Data Explorer Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: Environmental Monitoring
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Habitats
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Habitats
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > Habitat Mapping
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: U.S. Caribbean
Place_Keyword: Puerto Rico
Place_Keyword: Southwest
Place_Keyword: Guanica Bay
Place_Keyword: La Parguera
Place_Keyword: Belvedere
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: PR
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Stratum_Keyword: Seafloor
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 2012
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_Person: Laurie Bauer
Contact_Position: Project Manager
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_Electronic_Mail_Address: Laurie.Bauer@noaa.gov
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:
Results of an accuracy assessment are described in accompanying report.
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 1:3,000. 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: 2012
Title: Benthic Habitats of Southwest 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:
Bauer, L.J., K.E. Edwards, K.K. Roberson, M.S. Kendall, S. Tormey, and T. Battista. Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico.
Type_of_Source_Media: report
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2012
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico
Source_Contribution:
This section of the report describes the habitat classification scheme used to classify habitat features. The Southwest PR 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/>
Online_Linkage: <http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/digitizer/>
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: GeoEye
Publication_Date: 2010
Title: GeoEye 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 1.65 pixel resolution, deglinted and pan sharpened.
Online_Linkage: <http://www.geoeye.com/CorpSite/>
Type_of_Source_Media: raster digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2010
Ending_Date: 2010
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: GeoEye satellite imagery
Source_Contribution: Used to identify and digitize benthic habitats of Southwest PR.
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 Southwest 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. Two separate data types were used (color orthophotography and GeoEye satellite imagery) in order to capture the full mappable extent using optical techniques. The GeoEye imagery was the primary imagery source.
Process_Date: 2010
Process_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_Person: Tim Battista
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_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tim.Battista@noaa.gov
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: 2011
Process_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_Person: Laurie Bauer
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_Electronic_Mail_Address: Laurie.Bauer@noaa.gov
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: 2011
Process_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_Person: Laurie Bauer
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_Electronic_Mail_Address: Laurie.Bauer@noaa.gov
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: 2011
Process_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_Person: Laurie Bauer
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_Electronic_Mail_Address: Laurie.Bauer@noaa.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
5) Accuracy Assessment - An independent team of NOAA scientists not associated with map creation, conducted field investigations at pre-defined locations to assess the accuracy of the final draft map. Locations were generated with a stratified random sampling design that allowed for a statistically rigorous assessment of map accuracy.
Process_Date: 2011
Process_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_Person: Matt Kendall
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_Electronic_Mail_Address: Matt.Kendall@noaa.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
6) Final Products Creation - A final benthic habitat map for Southwest PR 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: 2012
Process_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_Person: Laurie Bauer
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_Electronic_Mail_Address: Laurie.Bauer@noaa.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 3258

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: 0.000001
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000001
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
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Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Attribute Table for Benthic Habitat Map of Southwest PR
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
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Specific code used for NOAA coral reef habitat maps
Codeset_Source:
Described in the "Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico" report
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Area
Attribute_Definition: Calculated feature area in square kilometers
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Area of feature in square kilometers.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Zone
Attribute_Definition: Geographic zone
Attribute_Definition_Source: Habitat classification scheme
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Assigned during digitizing character field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: M_Struct
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Habitat classification scheme
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Described in the "Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico" report.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: D_Struct
Attribute_Definition: Detailed geomorphological structure
Attribute_Definition_Source: Habitat classification scheme
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Described in the "Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico" report.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: P_Hard
Attribute_Definition: Percent hardbottom
Attribute_Definition_Source: Habitat classification scheme
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Described in the "Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico" report.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: M_Cover
Attribute_Definition: Major biological cover
Attribute_Definition_Source: Habitat classification scheme
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Described in the "Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico" report.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: P_Cover
Attribute_Definition: Percent cover of major biological cover
Attribute_Definition_Source: Habitat classification scheme
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Described in the "Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico" report.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: P_Coral
Attribute_Definition: Percent Cover of Live Coral
Attribute_Definition_Source: Habitat classification scheme
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Described in the "Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico" report.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Cover
Attribute_Definition:
Concatenation of Major Biological Cover and Percent Major Biological Cover
Attribute_Definition_Source: Habitat classification scheme
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Described in the "Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico" report.
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Specific details of the attributes and values therein can be found in the "Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico" report.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: NOAA

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_Person: Laurie Bauer
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_Electronic_Mail_Address: Laurie.Bauer@noaa.gov
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.
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Format_Name: ESRI Shapefile
Transfer_Size: 8.82
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coralreef/benthic_swpr.aspx>
Fees: None
Custom_Order_Process: Contact NOAA for distribution options (see Distributor).

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130308
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_Person: Laurie Bauer
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_Electronic_Mail_Address: Laurie.Bauer@noaa.gov
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CoRIS:
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/metadata_swpr_benthic_habitat_map.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 6634

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