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NOAA DSCRTP WestCoast Oct2013 PriorityAreas

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These three polygons represent priority mapping and survey areas for a NOAA, Deep-Sea Coral Research and Technology Program funded research cruise planned aboard the R/V Point Sur in October 2013. This research cruise was cancelled due to the partial government shutdown; however, discussions are ongoing as to if and when it can be rescheduled. These three areas, listed in order of survey priority, we identified from catch records of deep-sea corals and sponges, made during various research trawl surveys. Given the relatively deep water depths of these areas, there is a need for higher resolution swatch mapping imagery to better identify potential dive sites. The three polygons encompass a number significant observations of corals and sponges, either due to taxa interest and/or weight of catch.

© National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Deep-Sea Coral Research and Technology Program (DSCRTP);
Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC);
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC);
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
California State Universities, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML), R/V Point Sur;
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO);
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI);
Deep Ocean Exploration and Research (DOER)
This layer is sourced from maritimeboundaries.noaa.gov.

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Layer ID 14945
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 3
Attributes Shape_Length, Name, Hectares,
Services Vector Query API

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Sourcemaritimeboundaries.noaa.gov
Last updated 12 months ago
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