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snippet: The purpose of these data is to visually represent the critical habitat areas for GIS analysis and display.
summary: The purpose of these data is to visually represent the critical habitat areas for GIS analysis and display.
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description: These data represent the marine and estuarine critical habitat, Units 8 through 14, for Gulf Sturgeon as designated by Federal Register Vol. 68, No. 53, Wednesday, March 19, 2003, Rules and Regulations. There is a separate geospatial dataset that shows the riverine critical habitat, Units 1 through 7.
licenseInfo: The GIS files and their associated coordinates are not the legal source for determining the critical habitat boundaries of species described in this dataset, but are used to identify areas which contain the physical and biological features essential to the conservation of the species or areas otherwise determined to be essential. Inherent in any dataset used to develop graphical representations, are limitations of accuracy as determined, among others, the source, scale and resolution of the data. While the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) makes every effort to represent the critical habitat shown with data as completely and accurately as possible (given existing time and resource constraints), the NMFS gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. In addition, the NMFS shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. Graphical representations provided by the use of these data do not represent a legal description of the critical habitat boundary. The user is referred to the critical habitat textual description in the appropriate final rule for this species as published in the Federal Register. These data are to be used only in the context of the definition and purpose of critical habitat. This primarily relates to Section 7 consultation under the Endangered Species Act. These data may be used for planning and land management purposes. They are not to be used for legal survey use. Please refer to Federal Register Citation Number 68FR13370, published 20030319 for the legal critical habitat information.
title: SturgeonAtlantic_GulfSubspecies_20030319_poly
tags: ["Lake Pontchartrain","Apalachicola Bay","Mississippi Sound","Gulf of Mexico","Suwannee Sound","Mississippi","Alabama","Florida","Pensacola Bay","Choctawhatchee Bay","Louisiana","Lake Borgne","Santa Rosa Sound","Near shore Gulf of Mexico","Gulf sturgeon","Atlantic sturgeon","Critical Habitat","Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi","GIS","Endangered Species"]
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