Item Identification

Title: PIR Marine Turtle Database
Short Name: PIR Marine Turtle Database
Status: In Work
Abstract:

Data collected in marine turtle research programs are diverse, ranging from isolated observations of incidental encounters with turtles on the high-seas to voluminous, complex behavioral data gathered in systematic surveys of nesting beaches or inshore habitats. Due to the different types of data the information is opportunistically and periodically collected. The study areas in this database include the Hawaiian Archipelago in the north, American Samoa and U. S. Pacific Remote Island Areas in the south, and the Mariana Archipelago in the west. Effective management of these data is essential to maximize their research value and enable timely population assessments and recovery monitoring. To provide such capabilities at the National Marine Fisheries Service, a comprehensive Turtle Data Processing System (TDPS, formerly called Marine Turtle Data Management System) was created. The system was written in DBase III and Clipper and implemented on IBM/PC-compatible computers running under MS-DOS. As of 2003, TDPS was upgraded into Microsoft Access. The TDPS is modular, supporting data of various types. Cross-referencing and multiple-encounter analysis are enabled through a core database file of individual turtle identifications, based on uniquely-inscribed flipper tags and passive-integrative transponder tags.

Purpose:

The Oracle Turtle Database Processing System (OTDPS) was designed to support marine turtle research at the National Marine Fisheries Service's (NMFS) Marine Turtle Biology and Assessment Program (MTBAP). It provides for the systematic storage, retrieval, and summarization of data collected in three source categories: (1) data pertaining to turtles found stranded on beaches or incidentally caught in nearshore fishing gear and reported to NMFS, (2) data collected by NMFS during survey of nearshore turtle habitat, and (3) data on nesting activity collected by NMFS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) biologists, or other collaborating biologists from turtle nesting beaches. In all three categories, most turtles involved are uniquely identified through the application of flipper tags. Thus a key feature of the database is the ability to trace the history of encounters with individual turtles and cross-reference information among data sets. A central turtle ID file facilitates this.

Supplemental Information:

Division: Protected Species

Division Director: Charles Littnan

Program: PSD Marine Turtle Biology and Assessment

Program Lead: T. Todd Jones

Authorities: Endangered Species Act

Ownership: PIFSC

Temporal Resolution: Date

Frequency of Collection: Stranding - opportunistic, Ocean observations & Capture - periodic & opportunistic, Nesting - daily

Time of Collection: Nesting - summer field season in the NWHI or fall in the south Pacific region

Types of Data Collected: Turtle strandings, Ocean captured and observed turtles, Nesting turtles

Collection Method: Collection form

Recording Media: Paper

Validation and QC Procedures: Available

QC Standards: Available

Storage Media: Paper Forms, Hard Disk Drive (HDD), External HDD / Access database

Storage Format: Oracle

Backups: Available

Update Schedule: Whenever new data are entered

Data Distribution Method: Email

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None MTBAP
None nest
None observation
None ocean capture
None Pacific sea turtles
None PIFSC
None PSD
None strand

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Date

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None American Samoa
None CNMI
None Guam
None Hawaiian Islands
None Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
None Pacific Ocean

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
City: Honolulu
State/Province: HI
Country: USA
Location Description:

1845 Wasp Boulevard

Building 176

Project Information

Project Type: Data System
Is Mandated?: Yes
Mandated By: Endangered Species Act
Collection Authority: Federal
Collection Method: Paper

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 5880
Date Effective From: 2006-08-31
Date Effective To: 2014
Contact (Person): Balazs, George H
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: george.balazs@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5733

Data Steward

CC ID: 5881
Date Effective From: 2006-08-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Murakawa, Shawn KK
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: shawn.murakawa@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5731
Business Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. M - F

Distributor

CC ID: 255627
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Murakawa, Shawn KK
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: shawn.murakawa@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5731
Business Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. M - F
Contact Instructions:

Via email Shawn.Murakawa@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 255625
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Murakawa, Shawn KK
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: shawn.murakawa@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5731
Business Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. M - F
Contact Instructions:

Via email Shawn.Murakawa@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 69403
Date Effective From: 2006-08-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Murakawa, Shawn KK
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: shawn.murakawa@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5731
Business Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. M - F
Contact Instructions:

Via email

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 6571
W° Bound: 144.617408
E° Bound: -154.789191
N° Bound: 28.217525
S° Bound: -14.560291
Description

Nearshore waters and shorelines of the Hawaiian Archipelago in the north, American Samoa in the south, and the Mariana Archipelago in the west.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 6570
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1965-08-06

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Email request to Shawn Murakawa (shawn.murakawa@noaa.gov)

Data Access Constraints:

Privacy issues (name, address, phone number in data from stranding reports)

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
100
Data Set (DS) PIR Marine Turtle In Water Captures & Observations
100
Data Set (DS) PIR Marine Turtle Nesting and Basking
100
Data Set (DS) PIR Marine Turtle Strandings

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 2709
Metadata Record Created By: Brent M Miyamoto
Metadata Record Created: 2006-08-31 11:00+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-09-06
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-09-07