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Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Leatherback sea turtle age and growth, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/26473.

Item Identification

Title: Leatherback sea turtle age and growth
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2001
Revision Date: 2022
Abstract:

This involves two studies.

This first study involves analysis of skeletal growth marks in scleral ossicle bones of 33 leatherback sea turtles stranded dead along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico US coasts (hatchling to adult) and 8 captive-reared juvenile leatherbacks and provides age estimates

The second later study involves leatherback back-calculated age and growth in the northwest Atlantic Ocean and in the northern Pacific Ocean.

Purpose:

For first study: To characterize size-at-age relationships and age at maturation for leatherback sea turtles in the western North Atlantic

For The Second Study: To show back calculated age and growth of leatherback sea turtles in the western North Atlantic and the northern Pacific.

Notes:

dataset used for publications

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > REPTILES > TURTLES > SEA TURTLES
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
Dermochelys coriacea View WoRMS Aphia Record
UNCONTROLLED
NODC Data TYPES ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - AGE
NODC DATA TYPES BIOLOGICAL DATA
NODC DATA TYPES Reptiles
None leatherback turtles
None skeletal growth marks

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 2001-2008

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
UNCONTROLLED
NODC SEA AREA NAMES north Atlantic ocean

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
CAMERA

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
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 264069
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Avens, Larisa
Address: 101 Pivers Island Rd.
Beaufort, NC
Email Address: larisa.avens@noaa.gov
Phone: (252)728-8747
Fax: (252)728-8784

Distributor

CC ID: 264067
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Phone: (305)361-5761
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/about/southeast-fisheries-science-center
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 264070
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Avens, Larisa
Address: 101 Pivers Island Rd.
Beaufort, NC
Email Address: larisa.avens@noaa.gov
Phone: (252)728-8747
Fax: (252)728-8784

Point of Contact

CC ID: 264068
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Avens, Larisa
Address: 101 Pivers Island Rd.
Beaufort, NC
Email Address: larisa.avens@noaa.gov
Phone: (252)728-8747
Fax: (252)728-8784

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 264072
W° Bound: -91
E° Bound: -69
N° Bound: 42.8
S° Bound: 25.9

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 264073
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2001-05
End: 2008-02

Extent Group 2

Extent Group 2 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 278239
W° Bound: -97.1
E° Bound: -70.8
N° Bound: 42.8
S° Bound: 25.9
Description

Gulf Of Mexico And South Atlantic Ocean

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 278238
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2005
End: 2009

Extent Group 3

Extent Group 3 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 280724
W° Bound: -97.1
E° Bound: -70.8
N° Bound: 42.8
S° Bound: 25.9
Description

Gulf Of Mexico And South Atlantic Ocean

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 280723
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2005
End: 2009

Extent Group 4

Extent Group 4 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 283831
W° Bound: -97.1
E° Bound: -70.8
N° Bound: 42.8
S° Bound: 25.9
Description

Gulf Of Mexico And South Atlantic Ocean

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 283830
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2005
End: 2009

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

Open top everyonne

Data Access Procedure:

Please download from supplied url.

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Please credit appropriately

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

Please credit appropriately

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 283833
Start Date: 2018
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://grunt.sefsc.noaa.gov/parr/26473.zip
Distributor: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) (2015 - Present)
File Name: 26473.zip
Description:

zipped file containing all files for this data set

File Type: FILES (MIXED)
File Size: 0.5
Compression: Zip
Review Status: Not Chked

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 373662
URL: http://www.int-res.com/articles/esr2009/8/n008p165.pdf
Name: Avens, Larisa & Taylor, JC & Goshe, LR & Jones, TT & Hastings, M. (2009). Use of skeletochronological analysis to estimate the age of leatherback sea turtles Dermochelys coriacea in the western North Atlantic. Endangered Species Research. 8. 165-177.
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

Journal article using this data. (doi: 10.3354/esr00202)

URL 2

CC ID: 1179838
URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00227-019-3617-y
Name: Avens, L., Goshe, L.R., Zug, G.R. et al. Regional comparison of leatherback sea turtle maturation attributes and reproductive longevity. Mar Biol 167, 4 (2020)
Description:

Journal article using this data. (doi: 10.1007/s00227-019-3617-y)

Data Quality

Completeness Measure:

Readings were taken on all sampled turtles

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Multiple readers conferred to assign age estimates.

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?: Yes
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:

N/A

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

NCEU archivist consider this dataset to be too trivial to archive

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.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

processing steps are shown in associated journal article Avens L, Taylor JC, Goshe LR, Jones TT, Hastings M (2009) Use of skeletochronological analysis to estimate the age of leatherback sea turtles Dermochelys coriacea in the western North Atlantic. Endang Species Res 8:165-177. https://doi.org/10.3354/esr00202

Sources

Use of skeletochronological analysis to estimate the age of leatherback sea turtles Dermochelys coriacea in the western North Atlantic

CC ID: 373663
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Person
Contact Name: Avens, Larisa
Publish Date: 2009-07-13
Citation URL: http://www.int-res.com/articles/esr2009/8/n008p165.pdf
Citation URL Description:

Avens, Larisa & Taylor, JC & Goshe, LR & Jones, TT & Hastings, M. (2009). Use of skeletochronological analysis to estimate the age of leatherback sea turtles Dermochelys coriacea in the western North Atlantic. Endangered Species Research. 8. 165-177. 10.3354/esr00202.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 283832
Description:

As described in the following publication: Avens L, Taylor JC, Goshe LR, Jones TT, Hastings M (2009) Use of skeletochronological analysis to estimate the age of leatherback sea turtles Dermochelys coriacea in the western North Atlantic. Endangered Species Research 8:165-177

Process Contact: Avens, Larisa
Phone (Voice): (252)728-8747
Email Address: larisa.avens@noaa.gov

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 26473
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:26473
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2015-08-17 13:47+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-10 05:42+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