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Title: Adult_loggerhead_turtle_size_age_stage_duration.csv
Status: Completed
Abstract:

These data were yielded by analysis of skeletal growth marks in humerus bones of juvenile and adult loggerhead sea turtles collected along the US Atlantic coast by participants in the national Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network

Physical Location

Organization: Southeast Fisheries Science Center
City: Beaufort
State/Province: NC
Country: USA
Location Description:

NOAA Beaufort Laboratory

Entity Information

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

These data were yielded by analysis of skeletal growth marks in humerus bones of juvenile and adult loggerhead sea turtles collected along the US Atlantic coast by participants in the national Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
ID Numeric Individual-specific turtle identification number
100
SCL_Initial Numeric Estimate of initial Straight Carapace Length (cm) for the annual somatic growth increment
100
Age Numeric Estimated age in years at the beginning of the annual somatic growth incremen
100
Sex Character Sex of the turtle as determined through necropsy (female, male, unknown)
100
State Character Abbreviation for US State in which stranded sea turtle was recovered In all cases in which FL is indicated, it is always on the Atlantic Coast of Florida.
100
SCL_Mean Numeric Estimate of mean Straight Carapace Length in cm for the annual somatic growth increment
100
Growth Numeric Annual somatic growth rate (centimeter/Year) change in carapace length.
100
Year Numeric Calendar year associated with the annual somatic growth rate

Attribute Details

ID

CC ID: 368470
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Precision: 3
Status: Active
Description:

Individual-specific turtle identification number

SCL_Initial

CC ID: 368475
Seq. Order: 15
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Estimate of initial Straight Carapace Length (cm) for the annual somatic growth increment

Unit of Measure: cm
Display Example: 30.4
Format Mask: ##.#

Age

CC ID: 368468
Seq. Order: 20
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Precision: 5
Scale: 2
Status: Active
Description:

Estimated age in years at the beginning of the annual somatic growth incremen

Unit of Measure: years
Display Example: 12.54
Format Mask: ##.##

Sex

CC ID: 368471
Seq. Order: 30
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 7
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Sex of the turtle as determined through necropsy (female, male, unknown)

Allowed Values: female male unknown

State

CC ID: 368472
Seq. Order: 35
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 2
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Abbreviation for US State in which stranded sea turtle was recovered

In all cases in which FL is indicated, it is always on the Atlantic Coast of Florida.

Validation Rules:

Should be a state on the Atlantic Coast

SCL_Mean

CC ID: 368473
Seq. Order: 40
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 4
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Estimate of mean Straight Carapace Length in cm for the annual somatic growth increment

Unit of Measure: cm
Null Value Meaning:

not determined

Growth

CC ID: 368469
Seq. Order: 50
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 4
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Annual somatic growth rate (centimeter/Year) change in carapace length.

Unit of Measure: cm/year
Null Value Meaning:

not determined

Year

CC ID: 368474
Seq. Order: 80
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Precision: 4
Status: Active
Description:

Calendar year associated with the annual somatic growth rate

Display Example: 1999

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 36142
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:36142
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2016-12-30 09:18+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