BSYCHAB -- Habitat polygons for the Big Sycamore reserve area

Metadata Updated: October 10, 2019

Benthic habitat polygon coverages have been created for marine reserve locations surrounding the Santa Barbara Basin. Diver, ROV and submersible video transects, bathymetry data, sedimentary samples, and sonar mapping, have been integrated to describe the geological, biological, and oceanographic aspects of habitat. Big Sycamore reserve, is part of the Marine Ecological Reserves Research Program (MERRP). The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in a cooperative project with Sea Grant-MERRP and investigators at National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS), and National Park Service (NPS) has collected sidescan sonar and video data to produce a polygon coverage. The habitat polygons have attributes for megahabitat, bottom induration, macrohabitat (where macrohabitat observations are available), polygon area, polygon perimeter, and water depth. The habitat GIS shows rocky habitat suitable for rockfish (Sebastes sp.), abalone (Haliotis sp.), and other threatened benthic species from the shoreline out to the 100-m depth limit of the survey.

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Dates

Metadata Date June 22, 2006
Metadata Created Date October 10, 2019
Metadata Updated Date October 10, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2002 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Harvested from DOI CKAN Harvest Source

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JPEG image of habitat polygons

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 22, 2006
Metadata Created Date October 10, 2019
Metadata Updated Date October 10, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2002 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: Public domain data from the U.S. Government are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the source of this information., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -118.942177
Bbox North Lat 34.091035
Bbox South Lat 34.005659
Bbox West Long -119.083798
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description JPEG image of habitat polygons
Graphic Preview File http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-85/b_syc/bsychab.jpg
Graphic Preview Type JPEG
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Harvest Object Id 35cc9eeb-51ea-4982-a2e0-dc7dcd204b1d
Harvest Source Id 34ce571b-cb98-4e0b-979f-30f9ecc452c5
Harvest Source Title DOI CKAN Harvest Source
Licence Although these data have been used by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Geological Survey as to the accuracy of the data. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in the use of these data or related materials. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester true

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