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Title: Sea_Turtle_Aerial_Survey_Data_Leatherbacks.csv
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Aerial surveys were conducted in the nearshore waters of North Carolina to determine distribution and relative abundance of leatherbacks in these waters. Fishing gear and other marine life were also recorded.

Supplemental Information:

Aerial Sea Turtle Survey - 7 June 1999

Pilot: M. Meadows Recorder:A. Hohn Observers:J. McNeill and M. Snover

Local Time = GMT - 4 hours

Datum WGS84, Coordinates Lat/Long (Dec Degrees)

Aerial Sea Turtle Survey - 23 May 2000

Pilot: Dan Boehlert, Recorder: J. McNeill, Observers:L. Avens and N. McNeill

Local Time = GMT - 4 hours

Datum WGS84, Coordinates Lat/Long (Dec Degrees)

Aerial Sea Turtle Survey - 1 June 2000

Pilot: Jay, Recorder:J. McNeill Observers:M. Snover and L. Avens

Local Time = GMT - 4 hours

Datum WGS84, Coordinates Lat/Long (Dec Degrees)

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Aerial Survey
None bottlenose dolphin
None Marine Mammals
None Turtles

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 1999-2000

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Atlantic Ocean

Physical Location

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

Entity Information

Entity Type: Data Table
Description:

Aerial surveys for sea turtles, marine mammals and fishing gear occurring in NC nearshore waters, June 1999 - June 2000.

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
Waypt Numeric Waypt number of sighting recorded during survey
100
Latitude Numeric Latitude Component of sighting location
100
Longitude Numeric Longitude Component of sighting location
100
Date Date Survey Date
100
Local_Time Time Local Military Time that the observation occurred
100
Trackline_Wpt Numeric Waypt number assigned to a particular transect
100
Event_Description Character Description of sighting event
100
Who_sighted Character Observer reporting sighting
100
Altitude Numeric altitude of plane in feet
100
Speed Numeric Speed of the airplane in knots when the observation was made.
100
Seastate Character Description of condition of seas - number of waves and whitecaps - occurring during a sighting
100
Weather_Description Character Weather conditions during sighting
100
Glare_Amount Character Measurement of glare
100
Visibility_Amount Character Description of visibility during a sighting event
100
Number_Gear Numeric If fishing gear sighted, number sighted in water
100
Gear_Description Character Type of fishing gear sighted
100
Number_Vessels Numeric If fishing vessels sighted, number sighted in water
100
Marine_Mammals_Name Character Marine mammal species sighted
100
Turtle_Name Character Sea turtle species sighted
100
Number_Animals Numeric Number of animals (marine mammals or turtles) sighted
100
Behavior_Description Character Description of behavior during a sighting event
100
Comments Character Extra User comment(s) if any about the observation

Attribute Details

Waypt

CC ID: 367325
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Precision: 2
Status: Active
Description:

Waypt number of sighting recorded during survey

Latitude

CC ID: 367326
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 9
Scale: 5
Status: Active
Description:

Latitude Component of sighting location

Unit of Measure: Degrees

Longitude

CC ID: 367327
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 9
Scale: 5
Status: Active
Description:

Longitude Component of sighting location

Unit of Measure: Degrees

Date

CC ID: 367328
Data Storage Type: Date
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Survey Date

Local_Time

CC ID: 367329
Data Storage Type: Time
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Local Military Time that the observation occurred

Display Example: 1315 = 1:15 PM
Format Mask: HH24MN

Trackline_Wpt

CC ID: 367330
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 2
Status: Active
Description:

Waypt number assigned to a particular transect

Event_Description

CC ID: 367331
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Description of sighting event

Allowed Values: On effort Off effort End complete survey End incomplete survey Sighting of gear in water (no vessel) Sighting of commercial vessel(s) not actively fishing Sighting of active fishing operation(s) Sighting of live marine mammal(s) Sighting of sea turtle on beach Sighting of mammal on beach Sighting of live sea turtle(s) Sighting of commercial vessel with unknown activity Change in environmental conditions Change in altitude Change in speed Opportunistic sightnig(s)

Who_sighted

CC ID: 367332
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Observer reporting sighting

Allowed Values: Observer left side Observer right side Recorder (front seat) Pilot

Altitude

CC ID: 367333
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 4
Status: Active
Description:

altitude of plane in feet

Unit of Measure: feet

Speed

CC ID: 367334
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 4
Status: Active
Description:

Speed of the airplane in knots when the observation was made.

Unit of Measure: Knots

Seastate

CC ID: 367335
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Description of condition of seas - number of waves and whitecaps - occurring during a sighting

Allowed Values: small waves, few whitecaps whitecaps 0-33%, waves 1-2 feet white caps 50-65%, waves 3-5 feet whitecaps >65%, waves > 5 feet (too rough to survey) whitecaps 33-50%, waves 2-3 feet

Weather_Description

CC ID: 367336
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 50
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Weather conditions during sighting

Glare_Amount

CC ID: 367337
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Measurement of glare

Default Value: None Mild Moderate Heavy

Visibility_Amount

CC ID: 367338
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Description of visibility during a sighting event

Allowed Values: Horizon Half the distance to the horizon Less than half the distance to the horizon

Number_Gear

CC ID: 367339
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 2
Status: Active
Description:

If fishing gear sighted, number sighted in water

Gear_Description

CC ID: 367340
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Type of fishing gear sighted

Allowed Values: Gillnet Trawler (shrimp or flounder) Beach anchored seine or gillnet Purse seine (menhaden predominantly) Stop net Trolling gear Multiple gear type Unknown Other Recreational gillnet

Number_Vessels

CC ID: 367341
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 2
Status: Active
Description:

If fishing vessels sighted, number sighted in water

Marine_Mammals_Name

CC ID: 367342
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 30
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Marine mammal species sighted

Turtle_Name

CC ID: 367343
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Sea turtle species sighted

Allowed Values: Loggerhead Hawksbill Kemp's ridley Green Leatherback Unknown

Number_Animals

CC ID: 367344
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 2
Status: Active
Description:

Number of animals (marine mammals or turtles) sighted

Behavior_Description

CC ID: 367345
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 35
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Description of behavior during a sighting event

Allowed Values: Near fishing gear Near fishing vessel(s) Near fishing gear and vessel(s) Traveling north Traveling south Traveling east Traveling west Milling Other

Comments

CC ID: 367346
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 100
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Extra User comment(s) if any about the observation

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 753906
Date Effective From: 1988
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: 753907
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: 753908
Date Effective From: 1988
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: 753909
Date Effective From: 1988
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.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 753910
Start Date: 2017
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0160008/1.1/data/0-data/26465/Sea_Turtle_Aerial_Survey_Data_leatherbacks/Sea_Turtle_Aerial_Survey_Data_leatherbacks.csv
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2017 - Present)
File Name: Sea_Turtle_Aerial_Survey_Data_leatherbacks.csv
Description:

Sea_Turtle_Aerial_Survey_Data_leatherbacks.csv

File Type: csv (comma-separated values)
Compression: Uncompressed
Review Status: Chked Viruses Inapp Content

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 36055
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:36055
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2016-12-18 06:31+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