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Title: Green_sea_turtle_population_characteristics.csv
Abstract:

These data were collected during necropsies of turtles cold-stunned in St. Joseph Bay, Florida, during January, 2010

Notes:

There are a number of fields that would appear to be numeric but are represented as character because sometimes the value that was entered was something like <1.

There are also other fields in which it would seem that expected values would be yes or no, but once in a while there was a comment in that field.

Physical Location

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

Entity Information

Entity Type: Data Table
Description:

Morphology, sex ratio, body condition, disease status, age structure, and growth patterns that were collected for 448 green sea turtles cold stunned in St. Joseph Bay, Florida during January 2010

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
Species character Sea turtle genus species
100
Stranding_Day character Day of mass stranding event turtle was recorded. Some uncertainty in the is value is indicated by some text along with the number
100
Turtle_Number character Turtle number per day of mass stranding event, as written on the carapace and/or plastron
100
Location character Location turtle stranded or was recovered
100
Primary Key Stranding_ID_number character Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network ID number
100
Tail_Length numeric Length of tail beyond the carapace (cm)
100
Sex character Sex of the turtle
100
Condition_Description character Condition of turtle at time of necropsy
100
Flipper_Tag character Flipper tag number
100
PIT_Tag character PIT tag number. Value is No if not present
100
Living_Tag character Living tag present?
100
SCL_Notch Numeric Straightline carapace length (notch to notch) (cm)
100
SCL_Tip Numeric Straightline carapace length (notch to tip) (cm)
100
SCW Numeric Straightline carapace width (cm)
100
Anterior_depth Numeric Anterior carapace depth (cm)
100
Plastron_length Numeric Plastron length (cm)
100
Head_length Numeric Head length in cm
100
Head_width Numeric Head Width in cm
100
Front_Flipper_Chord_Length Numeric Front flipper chord length in cm
100
Front_Flipper_Claw_Length Numeric Front flipper claw length in cm
100
Dorsal_Tail_Length Numeric Dorsal tail length
100
Rear_Flipper_Claw_Length Numeric Rear flipper claw length in cm
100
Tail_Vent_to_Tip_Length Numeric Length of tail from vent to tail tip
100
Curved_Carapce_length_TIP Numeric Curved carapace length (notch to tip) (cm)
100
Curved_Carapace_Length_notch Numeric Curved carapace length (notch to notch) (cm)
100
Curved_carapace_Width Numeric Curved carapace width (cm)
100
Barnacles Character Are barnacles present and obstructing measurements
100
Weight Numeric Turtle weight (kg)
100
Date_Necropsied Date Necropsy date
100
Examiner_Affiliation Character Affiliated Organization of examiner conducting necropsy
100
Necropsy_Description Character Description of necropsy
100
Eyes_Sunken Character Were eyes sunken
100
Skeletal_Features_Prominent Character Are the skeletal features prominent?
100
Heavy_Epibiota Character Is the turtle heavily encrusted with epibiota?
100
Gooseneck_Barnacles Character Are gooseneck barnacles present on the turtle?
100
Leeches Character Are leeches present on the turtle?
100
Head_Appendages_Epibiota Numeric What percent of the head and/or appendages is covered with epibiota?
100
Carapace_Epibiota Character What percent of the carapace is covered with epibiota?
100
Plastron_Epibiota Character What percent of the plastron is covered with epibiota?
100
Muscle_Status Character Condition of muscle
100
Fat_Status Character Condition of fat
100
Joint_Fluid Character Condition of Joint fluids
100
Coelomic_Fluid_Volume Character Estimated coelomic fluid volume
100
Blood_In_Heart_Chambers Character Was blood present in heart chambers?
100
Heart_Weight Character Weight of heart
100
Liver_Weight Character Weight of liver
100
Spleen_Weight Character Weight of spleen
100
Kidney_Weight Character Weight of kidney
100
Gonads Character Type of gonads
100
Testes_Characterization Character Description of testes
100
Testes_Length Numeric Length of one testis
100
Testes_Width Numeric Width of one testis
100
Epididymis_Characterization Character Description of epididymis
100
Ovaries_Characterization Character Description of ovaries
100
Ovary_Length Character Length of one ovary (width also intermittently included)
100
Oviduct_Characterization Character Description of oviduct
100
Trachea_Foam_Froth Character Is foam or froth present in the trachea?
100
Trachea_Foam_Froth_Anterior Character Is foam or froth present in the anterior part of the trachea?
100
Trachea_Foam_Froth_Posterior Character Is foam or froth present in the posterior part of the trachea?
100
Trachea_Foam_Froth_Amount Character Amount of foam or froth present in the trachea
100
Trachea_Sand_Sediment Character Is sand or sediment present in the trachea?
100
Trachea_Bronchi_Findings Character Findings regarding condition of trachea and bronchi
100
Brain_Weight Character Weight of brain

Attribute Details

Species

CC ID: 365607
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 30
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Sea turtle genus species

Stranding_Day

CC ID: 365608
Seq. Order: 20
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 10
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Day of mass stranding event turtle was recorded.

Some uncertainty in the is value is indicated by some text along with the number

Null Value Meaning:

Unknown day within the indicated time period of mass strandings.

Turtle_Number

CC ID: 365609
Seq. Order: 30
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 30
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Turtle number per day of mass stranding event, as written on the carapace and/or plastron

Location

CC ID: 365610
Seq. Order: 40
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 11
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Location turtle stranded or was recovered

Stranding_ID_number

CC ID: 365611
Seq. Order: 50
Data Storage Type: character
Required: Yes
Primary Key: Yes
Status: Active
Description:

Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network ID number

Tail_Length

CC ID: 365612
Seq. Order: 60
Data Storage Type: numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Length of tail beyond the carapace (cm)

Unit of Measure: cm

Sex

CC ID: 365613
Seq. Order: 70
Data Storage Type: character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Sex of the turtle

Condition_Description

CC ID: 365615
Seq. Order: 90
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 30
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Condition of turtle at time of necropsy

Flipper_Tag

CC ID: 365616
Seq. Order: 100
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 25
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Flipper tag number

PIT_Tag

CC ID: 365617
Seq. Order: 110
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 20
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

PIT tag number.

Value is No if not present

Living_Tag

CC ID: 365618
Seq. Order: 120
Data Storage Type: character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Living tag present?

SCL_Notch

CC ID: 365620
Seq. Order: 130
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Straightline carapace length (notch to notch) (cm)

SCL_Tip

CC ID: 365619
Seq. Order: 140
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Straightline carapace length (notch to tip) (cm)

SCW

CC ID: 365621
Seq. Order: 150
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Straightline carapace width (cm)

Anterior_depth

CC ID: 365622
Seq. Order: 160
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Anterior carapace depth (cm)

Unit of Measure: cm

Plastron_length

CC ID: 365623
Seq. Order: 170
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Plastron length (cm)

Unit of Measure: cm

Head_length

CC ID: 365624
Seq. Order: 180
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Head length in cm

Unit of Measure: cm

Head_width

CC ID: 365625
Seq. Order: 190
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Head Width in cm

Unit of Measure: cm

Front_Flipper_Chord_Length

CC ID: 365626
Seq. Order: 200
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 5
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Front flipper chord length in cm

Unit of Measure: cm

Front_Flipper_Claw_Length

CC ID: 365627
Seq. Order: 210
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Front flipper claw length in cm

Dorsal_Tail_Length

CC ID: 365629
Seq. Order: 220
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Dorsal tail length

Rear_Flipper_Claw_Length

CC ID: 365628
Seq. Order: 230
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Rear flipper claw length in cm

Unit of Measure: cm

Tail_Vent_to_Tip_Length

CC ID: 365630
Seq. Order: 240
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 3
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Length of tail from vent to tail tip

Unit of Measure: CM
Display Example: 3.1
Format Mask: #.#

Curved_Carapce_length_TIP

CC ID: 365631
Seq. Order: 250
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 4
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Curved carapace length (notch to tip) (cm)

Unit of Measure: CM

Curved_Carapace_Length_notch

CC ID: 365632
Seq. Order: 260
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 4
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Curved carapace length (notch to notch) (cm)

Unit of Measure: cm

Curved_carapace_Width

CC ID: 365633
Seq. Order: 270
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 4
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Curved carapace width (cm)

Unit of Measure: cm

Barnacles

CC ID: 365634
Seq. Order: 280
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 3
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Are barnacles present and obstructing measurements

Allowed Values: Yes NO

Weight

CC ID: 365635
Seq. Order: 290
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 4
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Turtle weight (kg)

Unit of Measure: kg
Display Example: 41.3
Format Mask: ##.#

Date_Necropsied

CC ID: 365636
Seq. Order: 300
Data Storage Type: Date
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Necropsy date

Examiner_Affiliation

CC ID: 365641
Seq. Order: 310
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 60
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Affiliated Organization of examiner conducting necropsy

Necropsy_Description

CC ID: 365642
Seq. Order: 320
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 30
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Description of necropsy

Eyes_Sunken

CC ID: 365643
Seq. Order: 330
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Were eyes sunken

Skeletal_Features_Prominent

CC ID: 365644
Seq. Order: 340
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Are the skeletal features prominent?

Heavy_Epibiota

CC ID: 365645
Seq. Order: 350
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 15
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Is the turtle heavily encrusted with epibiota?

Gooseneck_Barnacles

CC ID: 365690
Seq. Order: 360
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 10
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Are gooseneck barnacles present on the turtle?

Leeches

CC ID: 365646
Seq. Order: 370
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 15
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Are leeches present on the turtle?

Head_Appendages_Epibiota

CC ID: 365691
Seq. Order: 380
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

What percent of the head and/or appendages is covered with epibiota?

Carapace_Epibiota

CC ID: 365692
Seq. Order: 390
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 30
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

What percent of the carapace is covered with epibiota?

Plastron_Epibiota

CC ID: 365693
Seq. Order: 400
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 20
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

What percent of the plastron is covered with epibiota?

Muscle_Status

CC ID: 365694
Seq. Order: 410
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 20
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Condition of muscle

Fat_Status

CC ID: 365695
Seq. Order: 420
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 30
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Condition of fat

Joint_Fluid

CC ID: 365696
Seq. Order: 420
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 20
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Condition of Joint fluids

Coelomic_Fluid_Volume

CC ID: 372087
Seq. Order: 430
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 20
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Estimated coelomic fluid volume

Unit of Measure: ml

Blood_In_Heart_Chambers

CC ID: 372086
Seq. Order: 440
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 10
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Was blood present in heart chambers?

Heart_Weight

CC ID: 372088
Seq. Order: 450
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 30
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Weight of heart

Unit of Measure: ###.#

Liver_Weight

CC ID: 372089
Seq. Order: 460
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 30
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Weight of liver

Unit of Measure: gram

Spleen_Weight

CC ID: 372090
Seq. Order: 470
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 30
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Weight of spleen

Unit of Measure: gram

Kidney_Weight

CC ID: 372091
Seq. Order: 480
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 20
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Weight of kidney

Unit of Measure: gtam

Gonads

CC ID: 372092
Seq. Order: 490
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Type of gonads

Testes_Characterization

CC ID: 372093
Seq. Order: 500
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Description of testes

Testes_Length

CC ID: 372094
Seq. Order: 510
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Length of one testis

Unit of Measure: cm

Testes_Width

CC ID: 372095
Seq. Order: 520
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 4
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Width of one testis

Unit of Measure: cm

Epididymis_Characterization

CC ID: 372096
Seq. Order: 530
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Description of epididymis

Ovaries_Characterization

CC ID: 372097
Seq. Order: 540
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Description of ovaries

Ovary_Length

CC ID: 372098
Seq. Order: 550
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Length of one ovary (width also intermittently included)

Unit of Measure: cm

Oviduct_Characterization

CC ID: 372099
Seq. Order: 560
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Description of oviduct

Trachea_Foam_Froth

CC ID: 372100
Seq. Order: 570
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 50
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Is foam or froth present in the trachea?

Trachea_Foam_Froth_Anterior

CC ID: 372101
Seq. Order: 580
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Is foam or froth present in the anterior part of the trachea?

Trachea_Foam_Froth_Posterior

CC ID: 372102
Seq. Order: 590
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Is foam or froth present in the posterior part of the trachea?

Trachea_Foam_Froth_Amount

CC ID: 372103
Seq. Order: 600
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 50
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Amount of foam or froth present in the trachea

Trachea_Sand_Sediment

CC ID: 372104
Seq. Order: 610
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 50
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Is sand or sediment present in the trachea?

Trachea_Bronchi_Findings

CC ID: 372105
Seq. Order: 620
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 30
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Findings regarding condition of trachea and bronchi

Brain_Weight

CC ID: 372106
Seq. Order: 630
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 10
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Weight of brain

Unit of Measure: gm

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 372593
Date Effective From: 2010
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Avens, Larisa
Address: 101 Pivers Island Rd.
Beaufort, NC
Email Address: larisa.avens@noaa.gov
Phone: (252)728-8747
Fax: (252)728-8784
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distributor

CC ID: 372594
Date Effective From: 2010
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: 372595
Date Effective From: 2010
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Avens, Larisa
Address: 101 Pivers Island Rd.
Beaufort, NC
Email Address: larisa.avens@noaa.gov
Phone: (252)728-8747
Fax: (252)728-8784
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 372596
Date Effective From: 2010
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Avens, Larisa
Address: 101 Pivers Island Rd.
Beaufort, NC
Email Address: larisa.avens@noaa.gov
Phone: (252)728-8747
Fax: (252)728-8784
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 753923
Start Date: 2017
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/archive/arc0103/0159273/1.1/data/0-data/26460/Green_sea_turtle_population_characteristics/green_sea_turtle_population_characteristics.csv
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2010 - Present)
File Name: green_sea_turtle_population_characteristics.csv
File Type: csv (comma-separated values)
Compression: no compression applied
Review Status: Not Chked

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 36061
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:36061
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2016-12-20 05:38+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-04-29 15:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-04-29
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-04-30