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Title: Mark recapture database for head started Kemp's Ridleys 1978-1992 (Original Data)
Short Name: Mark recapture head started Kemp's Ridleys 1978-1992 (Orig Data)
Status: Completed
Abstract:

This contains a summary of captive reared Kemp's ridley sea turtles recovered after release. It contains information on the growth, release and recapture locations, and tagging data.

Purpose:

Monitor growth of captive reares sea turtles

Notes:

The column names are as provided by the PI.

Entity Information

Entity Type: Data Table
Active Version?: Yes
Description:

This contains a summary of captive reared Kemp's ridley sea turtles recovered after release. It contains information on the growth, release and recapture locations, and tagging data.

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
SPECIES CHARACTER Species of sea turtle: LK-Lepidochelys kempii
100
TURTSRC CHARACTER Project from which sea turtle originated. H=Headstart
100
RECRFLP1 CHARACTER Right front flipper tag code
100
MULTRECP NUMERIC Number of recaptures. The number of times the sea turtle was recovered following its initial release
100
RECDATE Date Date when sea turtle was recovered. Day/month/year.
100
RECSTATE CHARACTER Two character State Abbreviation in which sea turtle was recovered.
100
RECOCEAN CHARACTER Ocean in which sea turtle was recovered.
100
RECAREA CHARACTER Coded Value representing Area in ocean in which sea turtle was recovered.
100
RECMETH CHARACTER Coded value indicating Method of recovery or recapture.
100
TURTSTAT CHARACTER A coded Condition of turtle at time of recovery.
100
STRRECLN Numeric Straight carapace length in centimeters. Measured with calipers from the nuchal notch of the carapace to posterior carapace tip. Please note that a 0 value in this field indicates that the information is not available.
100
CURRECLN Numeric Curved carapace length in centimeters. Measured with a soft tape measure from the nuchal notch of the carapace to posterior carapace tip. Please note that a value of 0 indicates that the measurement was not taken or available.
100
IMPRINT CHARACTER Imprint location. Beach on which sea turtle hatched and was allowed to imprint. PINS=Padre Island National Seashore, USA. RANV = Rancho Nuevo, Mexico. CAYM=Cayman Island Turtle Farm
100
YEARC NUMERIC Year class. The year in which the sea turtle hatched
100
RELDATE Date Date sea turtle was released following recapture.
100
RELSTATE CHARACTER State where turtle was released,
100
NESTER CHARACTER Was the sea turtle nesting at the time of recovery. N=no, Y=yes

Attribute Details

SPECIES

CC ID: 350155
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 2
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Species of sea turtle: LK-Lepidochelys kempii

TURTSRC

CC ID: 350156
Seq. Order: 20
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Project from which sea turtle originated. H=Headstart

RECRFLP1

CC ID: 350158
Seq. Order: 30
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 7
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Right front flipper tag code

MULTRECP

CC ID: 350160
Seq. Order: 40
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Number of recaptures. The number of times the sea turtle was recovered following its initial release

RECDATE

CC ID: 350162
Seq. Order: 50
Data Storage Type: Date
Max Length: 10
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Date when sea turtle was recovered. Day/month/year.

Format Mask: MM/DD/YYYY
Null Value: N/A
Null Value Meaning:

Not Available

RECSTATE

CC ID: 350163
Seq. Order: 60
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 2
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Two character State Abbreviation in which sea turtle was recovered.

Validation Rules:

Generally its the State Postal Abbreviation with the exception that FG=Florida Gulf, and FA= Florida Atlantic

RECOCEAN

CC ID: 350165
Seq. Order: 70
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Ocean in which sea turtle was recovered.

Display Example: A
Allowed Values: A=Atlantic G=Gulf of Mexico

RECAREA

CC ID: 350166
Seq. Order: 80
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Coded Value representing Area in ocean in which sea turtle was recovered.

Null Value Meaning:

O=offshore, I=Inshore, N=nearshore, B=beach

Validation Rules:

O=offshore, I=Inshore, N=nearshore, B=beach

RECMETH

CC ID: 350168
Seq. Order: 90
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 2
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Coded value indicating Method of recovery or recapture.

Allowed Values: SD=stranded dead, SL=stranded live, GN=gill net, NR=Not recorded

TURTSTAT

CC ID: 350172
Seq. Order: 100
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A coded Condition of turtle at time of recovery.

Allowed Values: L=live, N=nester, D=dead

STRRECLN

CC ID: 350173
Seq. Order: 110
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Straight carapace length in centimeters. Measured with calipers from the nuchal notch of the carapace to posterior carapace tip. Please note that a 0 value in this field indicates that the information is not available.

Unit of Measure: cm
Format Mask: ##.#
Null Value: 0
Null Value Meaning:

Not Available or Taken

CURRECLN

CC ID: 350174
Seq. Order: 120
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Curved carapace length in centimeters. Measured with a soft tape measure from the nuchal notch of the carapace to posterior carapace tip. Please note that a value of 0 indicates that the measurement was not taken or available.

Unit of Measure: cm
Format Mask: ##.#
Null Value: 0
Null Value Meaning:

Measurement Not Taken or Available

IMPRINT

CC ID: 350175
Seq. Order: 130
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 4
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Imprint location. Beach on which sea turtle hatched and was allowed to imprint. PINS=Padre Island National Seashore, USA. RANV = Rancho Nuevo, Mexico. CAYM=Cayman Island Turtle Farm

Allowed Values: PINS=Padre Island National Seashore, USA. RANV = Rancho Nuevo, Mexico. CAYM=Cayman Island Turtle Farm

YEARC

CC ID: 350176
Seq. Order: 140
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 4
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Year class. The year in which the sea turtle hatched

RELDATE

CC ID: 350177
Seq. Order: 150
Data Storage Type: Date
Max Length: 10
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Date sea turtle was released following recapture.

Format Mask: MM/DD/YYYY

RELSTATE

CC ID: 350178
Seq. Order: 160
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 2
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

State where turtle was released,

Validation Rules:

Generally its the State Postal Abbreviation with the exception that FG=Florida Gulf, and FA= Florida Atlantic

NESTER

CC ID: 350179
Seq. Order: 170
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Was the sea turtle nesting at the time of recovery. N=no, Y=yes

Allowed Values: N=no, Y=yes

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 695713
Date Effective From: 1978
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: 695714
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

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 695715
Date Effective From: 1978
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: 695716
Date Effective From: 1978
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: 695724
Start Date: 2017
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/archive/arc0102/0157625/2.2/data/0-data/Galveston_Turtle_Program/26904/CSV/Original_Data.csv
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2017 - Present)
File Name: Original_Data.csv
Compression: Uncompressed

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 34894
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:34894
Metadata Record Created By: David Huddleston
Metadata Record Created: 2016-09-15 11:41+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-04-29 12:26+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-04-29
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year