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Short Citation
Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2024: Sea turtle photo-identification database,
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The ability to correctly and consistently identify sea turtles over time was evaluated using digital imagery of the turtles dorsal and side views of their heads and dorsal views of their carapaces

Distribution Information

No Distributions available.

Access Constraints:


Contact Information

Point of Contact
Larisa Avens

Point of Contact
Joanne B Mcneill


Geographic Area 1

-76.6° W, -75.8° E, 35.2° N, 34.7° S

Atlantic Ocean, U.S. South

Time Frame 1
2008 - Present

Item Identification

Title: Sea turtle photo-identification database
Status: In Work

The ability to correctly and consistently identify sea turtles over time was evaluated using digital imagery of the turtles dorsal and side views of their heads and dorsal views of their carapaces


to identify individuals of a sea turtle population inhabiting the inshore and nearshore waters of NC


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None photographs
None turtle

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None 2008-present

Stratum Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None north carolina

Physical Location

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

Location Of The Main Office Of The South East Fisheries Science Center

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Presentation Form: Image (digital)

Support Roles


CC ID: 280665
Date Effective From: 2008
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Phone: (305)361-5761
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1268058
Date Effective From: 2023
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Avens, Larisa
Address: 101 Pivers Island Rd.
Beaufort, NC
Email Address:
Phone: (252)728-8747
Fax: (252)728-8784

Point of Contact

CC ID: 280667
Date Effective From: 2022
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mcneill, Joanne B
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

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Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 278173
W° Bound: -76.6
E° Bound: -75.8
N° Bound: 35.2
S° Bound: 34.7

Atlantic Ocean, U.S. South

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 278172
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2008

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

The data will be available from a public web server once an access methodology has been developed.

Data Access Constraints:


Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

images were downloaded from digital cameras directly after returning from the field

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: 0
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: No
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 365
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:


Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

The archival process is currently under development.

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 365
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

The data resides on a secure government network requiring multi-factor authentication for network access.


Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 283778

image files were renamed with the date of capture, turtle ID, and species

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Document Inferring sea turtle recapture rates using photographic identification

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 26467
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:26467
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2015-08-17 10:36+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-08-22 17:24+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-04-29
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-04-29
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-04-29