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snippet: These data depict critical habitat designated for the Arctic subspecies of the ringed seal (87 FR 19232; 04/01/2022).
summary: These data depict critical habitat designated for the Arctic subspecies of the ringed seal (87 FR 19232; 04/01/2022).
accessInformation: National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Region
maxScale: 50000
typeKeywords: []
description: <DIV STYLE="text-align:Left;"><DIV><DIV><P STYLE="margin:0 0 11 0;"><SPAN>Critical habitat for the Arctic subspecies of the ringed seal includes marine waters within one specific area in the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas, extending from the nearshore boundary, defined by the 3-m isobath relative to mean lower low water (MLLW), to an offshore limit within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The boundary extends offshore from the northern limit of the United States-Canada border approximately 90 km to 70°26'19'' N/140°11'21'' W, and from this point runs generally westward along the line connecting the following points: 70°55'35'' N/142°33'51'' W, 70°53'25'' N/144°37'19'' W, 71°1'22'' N/146°36'55'' W, 71°17'21'' N/148°34'58'' W, and 71°20'8'' N/150° W. From this point (71°20'8'' N/150° W) the boundary follows longitude 150° W northward to 72°20'4'' N/150°W, then extends westward to 72°20'4'' N/153° W, then follows longitude 153° W northward to the seaward limit of the U.S. EEZ, and then follows the limit of the U.S. EEZ northwestward; then southwestward and south to the intersection of the southern boundary of the critical habitat in the Bering Sea at 61°18'15'' N/177°45'56'' W. The southern boundary extends southeastward from this intersection point to 60°7' N/172°1' W, then northeastward along a line extending to near Cape Romanzof at 61°48'42'' N/166°6'5'' W, with the nearshore boundary defined by the 3-m isobath. Critical habitat does not include permanent manmade structures such as boat ramps, docks, and pilings that were in existence within the legal boundaries as of the effective date of the final rule.</SPAN></P><P STYLE="margin:0 0 11 0;"><SPAN>Please see the final rule for additional information.</SPAN></P></DIV></DIV></DIV>
licenseInfo: <DIV STYLE="text-align:Left;"><DIV><DIV><P><SPAN>These data are not the legal definition of critical habitat. The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (50 CFR 226) is the source for the legal definition of critical habitat. These data should not be used for enforcement or navigation. Inherent in any data used to develop graphical representations, are limitations of accuracy as determined by, among others, the source, scale and resolution of the data used in the creation process. Source data and processing steps used are specified in the metadata. These data sources may not be suitable for specific uses requiring higher-resolution information. *** No Warranty*** The user assumes the entire risk related to its use of these data. NMFS is providing these data "as is," and NMFS disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data to evaluate dataset limitations, restrictions or intended use. In no event will NMFS be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages or lost profit resulting from any use or misuse of these data.</SPAN></P></DIV></DIV></DIV>
title: SealRinged_ArcticSubspecies_20220401
tags: ["Arctic ringed seal","critical habitat","Pusa (=Phoca) hispida hispida"]
culture: en-US
minScale: 150000000