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Title: Bluefin Tuna Life History (1994-1999)
Short Name: Biological Samples -- BFT (94-99)
Status: In Work

This dataset includes information pertaining to samples collected from recreational and commercial fishers in the western north Atlantic Ocean.




This data was collected prior to my start date with NMFS. No one is too certain about the viability of the soft tissues since they have gone through several thaw and freeze cycles over the years. Some of the samples will be discarded soon and some will be moved to the BFT Archive at the Panama City laboratory.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None bluefin
None fork length
None gonad
None liver
None muscle
None otolith
None thunnus
None thynnus
None tuna
None vertebra

Physical Location

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

The samples are stored in plastic barrels in the 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: 214515
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


Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 214514
W° Bound: -127
E° Bound: 12
N° Bound: 50
S° Bound: 21

Most of the samples are from the mid-Atlantic Bight region but some were from the Med and even the Pacific.

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Data Set Bluefin Tuna Life History (1994-1999)

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 25430
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:25430
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2015-06-15 22:16+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Do Not Publish?: N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