SWFSC/MMTD/CCE: Leatherback Use of Temperate Habitat (LUTH) 2008

Metadata Updated: March 7, 2016

The Leatherback Use of Temperate Habitat (LUTH) survey is an ecosystem assessment of temperate foraging habitats of endangered leatherback turtles off the coast of central California. This is a collaborative ‘process-oriented’ ecosystem investigation sponsored by NOAA - Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) involving oceanographic and prey sampling aboard the David Starr Jordan, satellite oceanography, aerial surveys of leatherback turtles using NOAA and contract aircrafts, and telemetry of leatherback turtles within the study area. The study area includes a major portion of the leatherback time-area fisheries management closure off the US west coast, out to a maximum distance of approximately 200 nautical miles. In situ oceanographic sampling will occur at the central California CalCOFI stations, between approximately Pt. Conception and Pt. Reyes, where leatherback turtles occur during summer and fall. Additional sampling may occur north or south of this target area if leatherbacks and suitable habitat are identified elsewhere.

This metadata record describes the ship-based survey data.

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Metadata Date 2016-02-27T06:45:18.388-05:00
Metadata Created Date March 7, 2016
Metadata Updated Date March 7, 2016
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2016-02-27T06:45:18.388-05:00
Metadata Created Date March 7, 2016
Metadata Updated Date March 7, 2016
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party Southwest Fisheries Science Center (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Access Constraints: FISMA Controls are in place to protect stored data from unauthorized access and/or disclosure. | Use Constraints: User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. Acknowledgement of NOAA SWFSC, as the source from which these data were obtained, in any publications and/or other representations of these data is requested. The user is responsible for the results of any application of these data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long -121.07
Bbox North Lat 38.32
Bbox South Lat 34.97
Bbox West Long -125.34
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Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2008-08-24
Temporal Extent End 2008-09-22

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