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Delaware / New Jersey / Pennsylvania 2014 ESI REPTILES Polygons

Metadata Updated: March 16, 2024

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for sea turtles and estuarine turtles and endangered/rare reptiles and amphibians in Delaware Bay and nearby areas of Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Vector polygons in this data set represent reptile and amphibian occurrence and distribution areas. Species specific abundance, seasonality, status, life history, and source information are stored in relational data tables (described below) designed to be used in conjunction with this spatial data layer. This data set comprises a portion of the ESI data for Delaware/New Jersey/Pennsylvania. ESI data characterize the marine and coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil. The ESI data include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 16, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2014-03 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOS ORR

Graphic Preview

ESI Browse Graphic depicts the relationships between the spatial data layers and the attribute data tables for the Delaware Bay ESI data.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 16, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2014-03 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:55247
Access Constraints Cite As: Office of Response and Restoration, [Date of Access]: Delaware / New Jersey / Pennsylvania 2014 ESI REPTILES Polygons [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: None, Use Constraints: DO NOT USE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES. Management boundaries are not to be considered legal boundaries. Edges may have been altered for cartographic processes. Besides the above warnings, there are no use constraints on these data. Note that the ESI database should not be used to the exclusion of other pertinent data or information held by state or federal agencies or other organizations. Likewise, information contained in the database cannot be used in place of consultations with environmental, natural resource, and cultural resource agencies, or in place of field surveys. Recognize that the information contained in the ESI database represents known concentration areas or occurrences of natural, cultural, and human-use resources, but does not necessarily represent the full distribution or range of each species or resource. This is particularly important to recognize when considering potential impacts to protected resources, such as endangered species, wetlands, etc. Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data., Distribution Liability: Although these data have been processed and used successfully on a computer system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. NOAA warrants the delivery of this product in computer-readable format. If problems are encountered either in downloading the ESI data or if any file appears corrupted, please contact the ESI manager.
Bbox East Long -74.0377
Bbox North Lat 40.2501
Bbox South Lat 38.375
Bbox West Long -75.75
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Graphic Preview Description ESI Browse Graphic depicts the relationships between the spatial data layers and the attribute data tables for the Delaware Bay ESI data.
Graphic Preview File
Graphic Preview Type pdf
Harvest Object Id db41c0b9-948c-4f95-925c-aa24daf306cc
Harvest Source Id 16d8de29-951c-4a91-bada-75c7593e9406
Harvest Source Title NOS ORR
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.
Lineage For each species, the mapping extent was dependent upon information availability and location of mapped coastal habitats and shorelines. The main sources of data used to depict reptile and amphibian distribution and seasonality for this data layer were personal interviews with resource experts from Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and published/unpublished reports.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-75.75, 38.375], [-74.0377, 38.375], [-74.0377, 40.2501], [-75.75, 40.2501], [-75.75, 38.375]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2013
Temporal Extent End 2014

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