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Old 15-09-2021, 12:38   #1
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What is this symbol on Navionics charts?

Ive seen the "what is this pink duck" posts and Navionics actually addresses this. Its a sanctuary:



And luckily the Chart #1 covers it: https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/publ...1/ChartNo1.pdf



But I cant for the life of me find what this icon means, its not on Chart #1 and selecting it on Navionics doesnt give any info about it.



To me it looks like this is a snorkeling mask that is crossed out. So is this the no scuba zone? Chart #1 has a different symbol for it (that actually looks like a scuba diver). This symbol seems to be all over, including an area where there are clearly a diver location:



You can see it on actual map here: https://webapp.navionics.com/#boatin...y=%7BlmjEdyaqU

Any ideas?
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Old 15-09-2021, 12:56   #2
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Re: What is this symbol on Navionics charts?

I wish I knew! I’m in the same boat as you. I’ve at times found symbols on Navionics that I don’t understand. I’ve internet searched for the meanings without luck.

I wonder if anyone knows where to find Navionics icon/symbol meanings?
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Old 15-09-2021, 13:09   #3
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I'm thinking it's a Nature Reserve. If you click on it in multiple areas (not just Catalina, the popup seams to include something like the below.

Restricted area - Nature reserve: Highly Migratory Species Protection Area - Driftnet Closure 2

Information: Boundaries are approximate. Boundaries and restrictions are approximate so users are advised to look at the official website for the latest updates , PURPOSE - To protect and preserve highly migratory species, which are species that move throughout large areas of the Pacific and are fished by many nations and gear types, and to ensure that all take of highly migratory species is sustainable Pacific-wide. , RESTRICTIONS - This area is closed to all fishing with driftnet gear from May 1 through August 14. , ALLOWED - Fishing with other gear and fishing with driftnet gear from August 15 until March 31 is permitted, subject to federal regulations. , SPECIES OF CONCERN - Highly migratory species , REMOVAL OF MARINE LIFE IS PROHIBITES - Medium , Overflight or Drones Prohibited - No.
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Old 15-09-2021, 13:18   #4
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Re: What is this symbol on Navionics charts?

I wish there were a way to scale the symbols. Neither of those are large enough for me to have any idea what they are.
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That has got to be the worst representation ever. But if you click on that area in Navionics, it shows that in addition to a bird sanctuary, fishing is also restricted.

So it must be the fishing prohibited symbol. Could what you think is a snorkel be a fish hook?
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Re: What is this symbol on Navionics charts?

I wonder where we could find Navionics chart symbols and abbreviations definitions besides clicking on the app?

I’ve googled searched the internet and have come up empty handed.
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Whatever it is, it ends at the Oregon state line. Must be California specific.
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It is the no waste overboard symbol
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It is the no waste overboard symbol

Interesting. What is it supposed to be an icon of?
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It is the no waste overboard symbol
How did you figure this out? I sail in marked no discharge zones, but they do not include that symbol.
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Re: What is this symbol on Navionics charts?

Any kind of nature reserve!
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Ive seen the "what is this pink duck" posts and Navionics actually addresses this. Its a sanctuary:
Wow thanks for clearing up the mystery of the pink birds for me. Since we live surrounded by a large marine park I had just assumed that they were some sort of annoying Navionics wallpaper. Annoying when they get mistaken for rocks at a glance, or especially vice versa.
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Re: What is this symbol on Navionics charts?

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I wonder if anyone knows where to find Navionics icon/symbol meanings?
Navionics has a Utube video that explains some icons. There seems to be no comprehensive list of all icons.

The video shows that a tap on the screen followed by a tap on the ? icon is one way to get an answer.

See: https://youtu.be/ZSb4tHwWQz0
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Navionics has a Utube video that explains some icons. There seems to be no comprehensive list of all icons.

The video shows that a tap on the screen followed by a tap on the ? icon is one way to get an answer.

See: https://youtu.be/ZSb4tHwWQz0
Thank you Alan Mighty. I never did search YouTube.

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Re: What is this symbol on Navionics charts?

Hi, the secondary question regarding all Navionics Icons already posed is, how did you come about this knowledge?
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