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File Identifier: corisid:7236
Metadata Language: eng; USA
Metadata Date Stamp: 2018-03-28
Organization: NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch
Organization Role: principalInvestigator
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Title: Benthic habitat map for West Flower Garden Bank
Dataset Language: eng; USA
Abstract: The design of this field mission is three fold: (1) to spatially characterize the distribution, abundance and size of both reef fishes and macro invertebrates within and around the waters of the Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary using, (2) to relate this information to in-situ data collected on associated habitat parameters and (3) to use hydroacoustics technologies for a comprehensive assessment of East and West Bank. This information collected will be used to evaluate the utility of an experimental fishing closure on one of the most pristine reefs under US jurisdiction in the tropical Western Atlantic. Data collected during this mission (pre-closure) will provide baseline information necessary to evaluate closure efficacy and assess whether the closure should become permanent.
Data Type: Vector
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Theme Topics: Environment and Conservation, Oceans and Estuaries, Cadastral
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Reference System URN: 32615
Reference System Organization ID: EPSG
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West Bounding Longitude: -93.88799
South Bounding Latitude: 27.816324
East Bounding Longitude: -93.772611
North Bounding Latitude: 27.924441
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Scope (quality information applies to): Dataset
Data History: Map was developed by drawing polygons on benthic features dervied from various forms of bathymetric data.
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Organization: NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch
Contact Position: Marine Biologist
Address: 1021 Balch Blvd; Suite 1003
City: Stennis Space Center
State: MS
Postal Code: 39529
Telephone: 228-688-3732
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Format Name: Shapefile
Format Version: 1.0
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Distribution Link Function: Information
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