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Metadata Updated: March 8, 2024

This designation (October 27, 2011, 76 FR 66806) includes rocky intertidal and subtidal habitat along the California coast between the Del Mar Landing Ecological Reserve to the Palos Verdes Peninsula, as well as surrounding the Farallon Islands, Año Nuevo Island, San Miguel Island, Santa Rosa Island, Santa Cruz Island, Anacapa Island, Santa Barbara Island, and Santa Catalina Island. This designation includes rocky intertidal and subtidal habitats from the mean higher high water (MHHW) line to a depth of 6 meters (relative to the mean lower low water (MLLW) line), as well as the coastal marine waters above the rocky bottom in these areas.Areas excluded from the critical habitat designation or deemed ineligible for designation were clipped out of this data set. See the final rule (76 FR 66806) for descriptions of excluded and ineligible areas.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date August 12, 2022
Metadata Updated Date March 8, 2024
Reference Date(s) October 27, 2011 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS WCRO

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date August 12, 2022
Metadata Updated Date March 8, 2024
Reference Date(s) October 27, 2011 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:66024
Access Constraints Cite As: West Coast Regional Office, [Date of Access]: AbaloneBlack_20111027 [Data Date Range],, Use Constraints: This data set is meant as a general locational reference and is not the official definition. See 50 CFR 226.221 for the legal definition of black abalone critical habitat.
Bbox East Long -118.278084
Bbox North Lat 38.740546
Bbox South Lat 33.298533
Bbox West Long -123.514477
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Harvest Source Id d16be56f-1eb7-428b-94cb-0d45c55dd2ed
Harvest Source Title NMFS WCRO
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System EPSG::4326
Spatial Harvester True

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