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Habitat Model Based On Substrate, Kelp and CPFV Data: Central California Coast, 2005

This polygon shapefile delinates hard seafloor substrate from soft seafloor substrate as determined by four different data sources. These data sources are highly variable in accuracy. Sources included detailed geologic classification of 1-5m cell bathymetric and backscatter imagery data, geologic interpretation of 1:250,000 scale geologic maps of the continental shelf, canopy maps of macro algae (macrocystis sp. and nereocystic sp. used as a proxy for rock) and buffered locations of observed fishing locations frequented by Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessels (trips targeting nearshore rockfish sp. as a proxy for rock). This coverage was compiled for use in summarizing seafloor (hard/soft) habitat distributions within the Central Coast Study Region of the California Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative.
California. Department of Fish and Game. Marine Resources Region
California and Pacific Ocean
Coasts, Ocean bottom, Submarine geology, Geoscientific Information, and Oceans
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