Abstract or Description

This map relates seabird nesting habitats with the biophysical regions of coastal Maine. Layers were downloaded from the Maine office of GIS. Biophysical Regions characterize geologic features, climate, soil type, and flora, all of which can affect biodiversity within the region. Seabird Nesting Islands host myriad species including Great Black-backed Gulls, Herring Gulls, Laughing Gulls, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Atlantic Puffins, Common Terns, Arctic Terns and the critically endangered Roseate Tern. Also represented are overlapping critical habitats for Least Terns and Piping Plovers, the former of which is endangered in the state of Maine. Note that Habitat representations are enlarged for visual clarity.

About the Author

Michael Whalen (‘12) is a double major in Global Studies and Biology and a minor in Russian.

Source Data Note

Layers were downloaded from the Maine office of GIS.

NAD 83 Universal Transverse Mercator 19N Projection


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