Biotoxin Closure Zones

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: DOH
Title: Biotoxin Closure Zones
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Shellfish
Online_Linkage: <ftp://ftp.doh.wa.gov/geodata/layers/closurezones.zip>
Online_Linkage: <http://ww4.doh.wa.gov/gis/gisdata.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
Shellfish biotoxin closure zones in Puget Sound and Washington coastal areas. Updated on 5/11/2012.
Purpose:
To define areas of marine waters that are managed distinctly for shellfish biotoxin closures. These areas are used to communicate closures to the general public. The areas also support the Internet biotoxin bulletin application at <http://ww4.doh.wa.gov/gis/biotoxin.htm>
Supplemental_Information:
The DOH Biotoxin Program performs year-round monitoring of Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP, also known as "red tide"), and Amnesic Shellfish Poison (ASP, or domoic acid) in molluscan shellfish. The term "red tide" is a misnomer...paralytic shellfish poison and domoic acid poison are rarely associated with a red tinge to the water. Both PSP and domoic acid can be present in large amounts when the water appears clear. Reddish coloration of the water is more commonly associated with non-toxic organisms. Biotoxins are caused by microscopic toxin-producing algae that naturally occur in marine waters, normally in amounts too small to be harmful. However, a combination of warm temperatures, sunlight, and nutrient-rich waters can cause rapid plankton reproduction, or "blooms". Molluscan shellfish (those that have a hinged shell, such as clams, mussels, oysters, geoduck, etc.) are filter feeders and ingest the algae into their systems, where toxins concentrate. Paralytic shellfish poison is caused by the phytoplankton Alexandrium catenella; domoic acid poison is caused by the dinoflagellate Pseudo-nitzschia pungens. It is important to note that cooking does not remove these toxins from shellfish. Cooking will kill the organisms, but the toxin remains.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Continually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate:
East_Bounding_Coordinate:
North_Bounding_Coordinate:
South_Bounding_Coordinate:
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: PSP
Theme_Keyword: marine
Theme_Keyword: poisoning
Theme_Keyword: biotoxin
Theme_Keyword: oysters
Theme_Keyword: shellfish
Theme_Keyword: geoduck
Theme_Keyword: mussels
Theme_Keyword: clams
Theme_Keyword: DOH
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword: health
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: puget sound
Place_Keyword: Washington State
Place_Keyword: Washington
Place_Keyword: WA
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 2012
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
The Washington State Department of Health shall not be liable for any activity involving these data with regard to lost profits or savings or any other consequential damages; or the fitness for use of the data for a particular purpose; or the installation of the data, its use, or the results obtained.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Health
Contact_Position: GIS Administrator
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (360) 236-4271
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (360) 236-4421
Hours_of_Service: Tuesday-Friday 6:30am-5:00pm
Data_Set_Credit: DOH/DIRM
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcGIS 10.0.4.4000

Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Scott Kellogg
Title: Biotoxin Closure Zones
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Type_of_Source_Media: None
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Biotoxin Closure Zones
Source_Contribution:
The Office of Shellfish and Water Protection staff provide updates to this data. The Office of the Secretary and Environmental Health maintain this data.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The boundaries were digitized using an unknown version of shoreline boundary data.
Process_Date: 19990101
Process_Time: 000000

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 201

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: closurezones
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WBNAME
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: C_ZONES
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: C_ZNAME
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Code
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATUS

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Health
Contact_Position: GIS Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: unknown
Address: PO Box 47904
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98504-7904
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (360) 236-4271
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (360) 236-4421
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: <mailto>: craig.erickson@doh.wa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Tuesday-Friday 6:30am-5:00pm
Distribution_Liability: See access and use constraints information.
Standard_Order_Process:
Fees: None
Ordering_Instructions:
Download the data from the DOH FTP Server at ftp.doh.wa.gov/geodata/layers/closurezones.zip. Or contact the distributor by phone or email.
Turnaround: Within 4 working days

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20120511
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Health
Contact_Person: Craig Erickson
Contact_Position: GIS Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: unknown
Address: PO Box 47904
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98504-7904
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (360) 236-4271
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (360) 236-4421
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: craig.erickson@doh.wa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Tuesday-Friday 6:30 to 5:00
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None

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