Bottom Names in the Gulf of Maine

  • Title: Bottom Names in the Gulf of Maine
  • Abstract:

    Throughout the course of Mapping Working Waters interviews, data was collected about various place names in the marine environment. This information is presented as an un-aggregated data layer – if we heard somebody apply a name to a certain piece of bottom, we added it to the data layer. Place names identified represent either features on the ocean bottom (Death Trap, New Bank), features on nautical charts or GPS plotters (Hot Dog Shoal, Gull Wing), or landmarks used for line-of-sight navigation (House in the notch) .

    It is worth highlighting that there are more than one area referred to as “pasture” and “rolling eighties” so depending on where along the coast you are or what fishery you are talking about, they refer to very different parts of the bottom.

    Place names are not only useful for navigation and referencing marine areas, but also in preserving traditional knowledge seascapes of and historical stewardship of marine areas.

  • Publication Date: Dec. 19, 2013, 12:26 p.m.
  • Type: Vector Data
  • Keywords: bottom names places fisheries
  • Category: Reference
  • Owner: NBattista
  • Point of Contact: NBattista
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  • Purpose:

    Marine Spatial Planning

  • Language: English
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