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Title: Billfish Life History
Short Name: Biological Samples
Status: In Work

Biological samples are collected sporadically when an opportunity arises for all sizes and species of billfish.


The purpose is to have samples to analyze for various life history aspects as well as environmental factors that they have experienced or accumulated.


Collaborations are welcome.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Billfish
None blue marlin
None brain
None date
None fins spines
None gonad
None istiophorus
None liver
None lower jaw fork length
None makaira
None marlin
None muscle
None otolith
None sailfish
None tetrapterus
None total weight
None white marlin

Physical Location

Organization: Southeast Fisheries Science Center
City: Miami
State/Province: FL
Country: USA
Location Description:

Walk-in Freezer

Project Information

Project Type: Collection
Is Mandated?: No
Collection Type: Landings
Collection Authority: Federal
Collection Method: Biological Samples, Paper, Electronic

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 214533
Date Effective From: 2015-08-27
Date Effective To: 2027
Contact (Person): Snodgrass, Derke
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address:
Phone: 305-361-4236
Fax: 305-361-4219
Contact Instructions:

email is best


Currentness Reference: Ongoing

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 214397
W° Bound: -90.83333333333
E° Bound: -63.53333333333
N° Bound: 40.25
S° Bound: 19.48333333333

western north Atlantic

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 214399
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2001

Collection are conducted sporadically when opportunities arise.

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Contact SEFSC, SFD, CTS about collaboration



CC ID: 214412
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: list

publication history

Technical Environment


Excel file

Data Quality


The samples are primarily from larger sized fish that are above the legal retention limit so there are not very many samples from small individuals.


The accuracy of each set of samples may have some minor errors due to normal transcription issues but, generally, are quite accurate.

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Data Set Billfish Life History

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 25429
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:25429
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2015-06-15 22:12+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-05-05
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-05-05
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-05-05