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Metadata Updated: March 8, 2024

Critical habitat in the Caribbean Sea area includes the waters adjacent to Sandy Point, St. Croix from the 100 fathom curve shoreward to the level of mean high tide.Critical habitat in the Pacific Ocean areas includes marine waters to a depth of 80 meters from the ocean surface and is delineated along the shoreline at the line of extreme low water, except in the case of estuaries and bays where COLREGS lines (defined at 33 CFR part 80) are used as the shoreward boundary. The seaward boundary of the nearshore Washington/Oregon area (from Cape Flattery south to Cape Blanco) is defined along the 2,000 meter isobath. The seaward boundary of the nearshore California area (from Point Arena south to Point Arguello) is defined along the 3,000 meter isobath.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date August 12, 2022
Metadata Updated Date March 8, 2024
Reference Date(s) July 12, 2005 (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) July 12, 2005 (publication)
Responsible Party (Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:66068
Access Constraints Cite As: West Coast Regional Office, [Date of Access]: SeaTurtleLeatherback_20120126 [Data Date Range],, Use Constraints: These data are not the official legal definition of critical habitat. The Code of Federal Regulations (50 CFR 226.207) is the source for the legal definition of the critical habitat designation.
Bbox East Long -64.832997
Bbox North Lat 48.506112
Bbox South Lat 17.630262
Bbox West Long -126.406934
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Harvest Object Id 826a4ce5-e8b8-4f89-bf10-40176e10a5d4
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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