Everyone can see the coordinates unless the taxon is threatened.
Public coordinates shown as a random point within 10KM of the true coordinates. True coordinates are only visible to you and the curators of projects to which you add the observation.
Coordinates completely hidden from public maps, true coordinates only visible to you and the curators of projects to which you add the observation. Observations with private coordinates will still be used to verify place check lists.
Notice the ticks on the lizard in the second picture. There is something in the the western fence lizard that counteracts the organism that causes lyme disease found in ticks which researchers are trying to pin down.