Short Citation:
Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2020: Sea Turtle Satellite Telemetry Data, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/30335.

Item Identification

Title: Sea Turtle Satellite Telemetry Data
Status: In Work
Creation Date: 2006
Revision Date: 2017
Abstract:

Sea turtles captured in various fishing gear (pound nets, long haul seines, gill nets) were outfitted with satellite transmitters so that their movements, migratory pathways and foraging behavior could be tracked. Despite their greater expense, satellite transmitters enable the researcher to determine long-range movements of sea turtles in comparison to acoustic and radio transmitters which delineate fine scale movements and habitat preferences. Furthermore, satellite transmitters have the capability of measuring and recording water temperature along with dive depth and duration of each tagged sea turtle. Finally, time spent on the surface can be measured and recorded.

Purpose:

To describe the long-range movements, migratory pathways and overwintering and foraging areas of sea turtles tagged with satellite tags

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER 0159216
NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER 159216
NODC DATA TYPES ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - RELATIVE POSITION
NODC DATA TYPES REPTILES
NODC DATA TYPES WATER TEMPERATURE
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES satellite data
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center
WMO_CategoryCode oceanography
None Satellite Telemetry Data
None foraging areas
None migratory pathways
None over wintering
None Turtles

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None 2006-present

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
NODC SEA AREA NAMES Gulf Of Mexico
NODC SEA AREA NAMES North Atlantic Ocean

Stratum Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None time at depth
None time at temperature

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES Thermistors

Physical Location

Organization: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

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

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 284365
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mcneill, Joanne B
Address: 101 Pivers Island Rd
Beaufort, NC 28516
Email Address: joanne.b.mcneill@noaa.gov
Phone: 252-728-8763
Fax: 252-728-8784

Distributor

CC ID: 284366
Date Effective From: 2017-01-21
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD)
Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC SSMC3, 4th Floor, 1351 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Phone: (301) 713-3277

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 284367
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mcneill, Joanne B
Address: 101 Pivers Island Rd
Beaufort, NC 28516
Email Address: joanne.b.mcneill@noaa.gov
Phone: 252-728-8763
Fax: 252-728-8784
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 271973
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mcneill, Joanne B
Address: 101 Pivers Island Rd
Beaufort, NC 28516
Email Address: joanne.b.mcneill@noaa.gov
Phone: 252-728-8763
Fax: 252-728-8784
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 271976
Description

Atlantic Ocean

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 2

CC ID: 367347
W° Bound: -81.335
E° Bound: -65.138
N° Bound: 41.451
S° Bound: 26.268

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 271975
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2006

Extent Group 2

No extents defined for this group.

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

Open to everyone

Data Access Procedure:

Download from supplied url

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

Please cite appropriately

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 284373
Start Date: 2017-01-19
End Date: Present
Download URL: http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0159216
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2017-01-21 - Present)
Description:

ONLINE RESOURCE

File Type: csv (comma-separated values)
Review Status: Not Chked

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 361665
URL: http://www.noaasis.noaa.gov/ARGOS/
Name: ARGOS Page
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: html
Description:

Home page of NOAA Satellite Information System

URL 2

CC ID: 857221
URL: https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/archive/arc0103/0159216/1.1/about/0159216_map.jpg
Name: 0159216_map.jpg
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
File Resource Format: jpg
Description:

Map of data set

URL 3

CC ID: 857222
URL: http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0159216
Name: Homepage Accession 0159216
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Home of NCEI Accession For This Data Set

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

N/A

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: NCEI-MS
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?:

N/A

Lineage

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 284372
Description:

Argos data were made available via the seaturtle.org website (Sea Turtle Tracking and Analysis Tool). DS data files were downloaded and stored on NMFS computers

Process Contact: Mcneill, Joanne B
Phone (Voice): 252-728-8763
Email Address: joanne.b.mcneill@noaa.gov

FAQs

FAQ 1

CC ID: 361676
Date: 2016-12-01 00:00:00
Author: Joanne B Mcneill
Question:

What is The Argos Data Collection and location System

Answer:

The Argos Data Collection and location System (DCS) is a data collection and relay program that provides global coverage and platform location. The Argos program is administered under a joint agreement between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the French Space Agency, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES). Additional partners include EUMETSAT and ISRO.

The system consists of in-situ data collection platforms equipped with sensors and transmitters and the Argos instrument aboard polar-orbiting satellites. The global environmental data sets are collected at telemetry ground stations in Fairbanks, Alaska; Wallops Island, Virginia; and Svalbard, Norway; and pre-processed by the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) in Suitland, Maryland. Two CNES subsidiary companies, Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS) in Toulouse, France and CLS America in Lanham, Maryland process the data and deliver it to the end user.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 30335
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2016-02-02 08:48+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-23 22:55+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-01-23
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-01-24