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Title: CMTTP 2016 (Original)
Status: Completed
Abstract:

The database is a summary of records of: sea turtle size tags applied release and capture location are summarized in this database which is derived from paper data sheets submitted to the Cooperative Marine Turtle Tagging Program CMTTPat the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research ACCSTR, University of Florida, Gainesville.

Purpose:

Monitor growth of captive reares sea turtles

Entity Information

Entity Type: Spreadsheet
Description:

The database is a summary of records of: sea turtle size tags applied release and capture location are summarized in this database which is derived from paper data sheets submitted to the Cooperative Marine Turtle Tagging Program CMTTPat the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research ACCSTR, University of Florida, Gainesville.

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
Stranding Number CHARACTER Except for nesters, the code is formed by using the first initials of the person who discovered the turtle, followed by the year, day, date and consecutive turtle number found by that person on that day.
100
Species CHARACTER Genus and species of sea turtle
100
SCLmin (cm) NUMERIC Straight carapace length in centimeters. Measurement is taken with calipers from the nuchal notch of the carapace to the notch where the two most posterior marginal scutes meet
100
SCL (cm) NUMERIC Straight carapace length in centimeters. Measurement is taken with calipers from the nuchal notch of the carapace to the most posterior tip of the carapace
100
SCW (cm) NUMERIC Maximum width in centimeters. Measurment is taken with calipers at the largest width of the carapace
100
CCLmin (cm) NUMERIC Curved carapace length in centimeters. Measurement is taken with a soft measuring tape from the nuchal notch of the carapace to the notch where the two most posterior marginal scutes meet
100
CCL (cm) NUMERIC Curved carapace length in centimeters. Measurement is taken with a soft measuring tape from the nuchal notch of the carapace to the notch where the tip of the most posterior marginal scute.
100
CCW (cm) NUMERIC Maximum width in centimeters. Measurment is taken with a soft measuring tape at the largest width of the carapace
100
Weight (kg) NUMERIC Weight in kilograms
100
Was turtle carrying tags when encountered? CHARACTER Were any tags found on or in the sea turtle when it was examined
100
Did turtle have tag scars? CHARACTER Tag scars are left when a flipper tag tears out. It usually forms a highly visible V notch in the flipper. Yes or No answer may also include information on which flipper the tag scar was found
100
Did turtle have PIT tag? CHARACTER Was a passive integrated transponder tag found when examining the sea turtle. Yes or No answer may also have an indicator of where the tag was found and the tag code
100
Did turtle have CWT? CHARACTER Was a coded wire tag found when examining the sea turtle. Yes or No answer may also have an indicator of in which flipper the tag was found
100
Did turtle have living tag? CHARACTER Was a living tag found when examining the carapace. Yes or No answer may also have an idicator of the scute on which the living tag was found
100
Project Type CHARACTER Means by which the turtle was made available for examination
100
Date Released CHARACTER Date on which the sea turtle was released into the wild.
100
Release Location CHARACTER Location where the sea turtle was released back into the wild.
100
Release Lat CHARACTER The latitude at which the sea turtle was released
100
Release Long CHARACTER The longitude at which the sea turtle was released
100
Date Captured NUMERIC Date on which the sea turtle was captured
100
Capture Location CHARACTER Location where the sea turtle was captured
100
Capture Latitude CHARACTER The geographic latitude at which the sea turtle was captured
100
Capture Long CHARACTER The geographic longitude at which the sea turtle was captured
100
Left Front Flipper CHARACTER Monel alloy flipper tag with a 6 character code of letters and numbers applied to the left front flipper
100
Right Front Flipper CHARACTER Monel alloy flipper tag with a 6 character code of letters and numbers applied to the right front flipper
100
PIT Tag Number CHARACTER Passive Integrated Transponder Code of the transponder.
100
PIT Tag Location CHARACTER The location of the Passive Integrated Transponder tag within the sea turtle
100
Comments CHARACTER Comments on anything out of the normal
100
Recapture NUMERIC Number of times turtle was recaptured following rehabilitation and release
100
Later Found Deceased CHARACTER Was the turtle found deceased upon recapture. Yes or No

Attribute Details

Stranding Number

CC ID: 349944
Seq. Order: 1
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 50
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Except for nesters, the code is formed by using the first initials of the person who discovered the turtle, followed by the year, day, date and consecutive turtle number found by that person on that day.

Species

CC ID: 349945
Seq. Order: 2
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 20
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Genus and species of sea turtle

SCLmin (cm)

CC ID: 349946
Seq. Order: 3
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Straight carapace length in centimeters. Measurement is taken with calipers from the nuchal notch of the carapace to the notch where the two most posterior marginal scutes meet

SCL (cm)

CC ID: 349947
Seq. Order: 4
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Straight carapace length in centimeters. Measurement is taken with calipers from the nuchal notch of the carapace to the most posterior tip of the carapace

SCW (cm)

CC ID: 349948
Seq. Order: 5
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Maximum width in centimeters. Measurment is taken with calipers at the largest width of the carapace

CCLmin (cm)

CC ID: 349949
Seq. Order: 6
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Curved carapace length in centimeters. Measurement is taken with a soft measuring tape from the nuchal notch of the carapace to the notch where the two most posterior marginal scutes meet

CCL (cm)

CC ID: 349950
Seq. Order: 7
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Curved carapace length in centimeters. Measurement is taken with a soft measuring tape from the nuchal notch of the carapace to the notch where the tip of the most posterior marginal scute.

CCW (cm)

CC ID: 349951
Seq. Order: 8
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Maximum width in centimeters. Measurment is taken with a soft measuring tape at the largest width of the carapace

Weight (kg)

CC ID: 349952
Seq. Order: 9
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Weight in kilograms

Was turtle carrying tags when encountered?

CC ID: 349953
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 3
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Were any tags found on or in the sea turtle when it was examined

Did turtle have tag scars?

CC ID: 349954
Seq. Order: 11
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 38
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Tag scars are left when a flipper tag tears out. It usually forms a highly visible V notch in the flipper. Yes or No answer may also include information on which flipper the tag scar was found

Did turtle have PIT tag?

CC ID: 349955
Seq. Order: 12
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 16
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Was a passive integrated transponder tag found when examining the sea turtle. Yes or No answer may also have an indicator of where the tag was found and the tag code

Did turtle have CWT?

CC ID: 349956
Seq. Order: 13
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 25
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Was a coded wire tag found when examining the sea turtle. Yes or No answer may also have an indicator of in which flipper the tag was found

Did turtle have living tag?

CC ID: 349957
Seq. Order: 14
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 15
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Was a living tag found when examining the carapace. Yes or No answer may also have an idicator of the scute on which the living tag was found

Project Type

CC ID: 349958
Seq. Order: 15
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 35
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Means by which the turtle was made available for examination

Date Released

CC ID: 349959
Seq. Order: 16
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 10
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Date on which the sea turtle was released into the wild.

Release Location

CC ID: 349960
Seq. Order: 17
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 100
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Location where the sea turtle was released back into the wild.

Release Lat

CC ID: 349961
Seq. Order: 18
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 15
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The latitude at which the sea turtle was released

Release Long

CC ID: 349962
Seq. Order: 19
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 16
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The longitude at which the sea turtle was released

Date Captured

CC ID: 349963
Seq. Order: 20
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 10
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Date on which the sea turtle was captured

Capture Location

CC ID: 349964
Seq. Order: 21
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 120
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Location where the sea turtle was captured

Capture Latitude

CC ID: 349965
Seq. Order: 22
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 15
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The geographic latitude at which the sea turtle was captured

Capture Long

CC ID: 349966
Seq. Order: 23
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 16
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The geographic longitude at which the sea turtle was captured

Left Front Flipper

CC ID: 349967
Seq. Order: 24
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Monel alloy flipper tag with a 6 character code of letters and numbers applied to the left front flipper

Right Front Flipper

CC ID: 349968
Seq. Order: 25
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 16
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Monel alloy flipper tag with a 6 character code of letters and numbers applied to the right front flipper

PIT Tag Number

CC ID: 349969
Seq. Order: 26
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 15
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Passive Integrated Transponder Code of the transponder.

PIT Tag Location

CC ID: 349970
Seq. Order: 27
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 20
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The location of the Passive Integrated Transponder tag within the sea turtle

Comments

CC ID: 349971
Seq. Order: 28
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 300
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Comments on anything out of the normal

Recapture

CC ID: 349972
Seq. Order: 29
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 1
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Number of times turtle was recaptured following rehabilitation and release

Later Found Deceased

CC ID: 349973
Seq. Order: 30
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 3
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Was the turtle found deceased upon recapture. Yes or No

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 706593
Date Effective From: 2003
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Higgins, Benjamin
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551
Email Address: ben.higgins@noaa.gov
Phone: 409-766-3670
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distributor

CC ID: 706594
Date Effective From: 2017
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
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 706595
Date Effective From: 2003
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Higgins, Benjamin
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551
Email Address: ben.higgins@noaa.gov
Phone: 409-766-3670
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 706596
Date Effective From: 2003
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Baumer, Tim J
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551
Email Address: tim.baumer@noaa.gov
Phone: 409-766-3784
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 706597
Start Date: 2017
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0157625/3.3/data/0-data/Galveston_Turtle_Program/26901/CSV/Original_Data.csv
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2017 - Present)
File Name: Original_Data.csv
Description:

Original File Supplied to Archive

File Type: csv (comma-separated values)
Compression: no compression applied
Review Status: Not Chked

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 34875
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:34875
Metadata Record Created By: David Huddleston
Metadata Record Created: 2016-09-14 10:17+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+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