This window contains information about the 'shellfish beds' data set. This map shows known distributions of bivalve shellfish in Whatcom County waters. Please note that the data are plotted on top of a bathymetry base map (details available in metadata for the base map).
Details of data collection are available in the 2002 Anchor Environmentalreport to the Northwest Straits Commission.
ESRI shapefiles (polygons) and hardcopy maps (see 2002 Anchor Environmental report to the Northwest Straits Commission)
Areas on the map show the known spatial distribution of several shellfish species in Whatcom County. These include Manila and other intertidal hardshell clams, Geoduck, & introduced oysters.
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GENERAL MAP INFORMATION: Map Projection is UTM NAD 27 Zone 10. Maps Created By Applied GIS Services (W.Lynch-C.Dolphin), January 2002. Data is complete only for Whatcom County Waters- refer to original data sources for other counties.
CAUTION: Map Should Not Be Used For Navigation.
DISCLAIMER: The data shown on these maps was processed primarily for use by the Whatcom County Marine Resource Committee. The maps may contain errors of content, completeness and positional accuracy. Testing of the positional accuracy of this data with respect to National Map Accuracy Standards has not been completed and therefore assume that it does not conform to National Mapping Accuracy Standards. User assumes responsibility to assess the appropriate use of the maps and data. Whatcom County MRC and Applied GIS cannot anticipate nor assume any responsibility or liability for the subsequent, secondary uses of the maps or data.
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