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Title: Cape_Lookout_Bight_Sea_Turtle_Survey.csv
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Capture efforts were conducted to evaluate the growth rates, sex ratios, size distribution, species composition, genetic composition, relative survival rates and foraging ecology of sea turtle populations in NC

Purpose:

to characterize sea turtle populations that inhabitat inshore and nearshore waters of North Carolina

Physical Location

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

Entity Information

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

Capture efforts were conducted to evaluate the growth rates, sex ratios, size distribution, species composition, genetic composition, relative survival rates and foraging ecology of sea turtle populations in NC

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
year Numeric Year turtle was captured
100
Turtle_ID Character 4-digit unique code assigned to turtle by NMFS status. This allows tracking of the sane turtle over several datasets
100
ResearchType Character data are from the Index of Abundance project or any other tagging project involving Beaufort Lab staff (misc tagging)
100
DateCapture Date day, month, and year turtle was captured
100
Species Character species of sea turtle that was captured
100
Master_tag Character unique identifying code assigned to each turtle, usually number/letter code from Inconel or PIT tag
100
Dead_Alive Character current condition of turtle
100
RecordType Character if turtle was released or captured
100
Inconel_Tag Character 6 digit number/letter code identifying inconel tag applied to turtle
100
BodyArea Character flipper to which Inconel tag is attached
100
PIT_tag Character 10 digit number/letter code identifying Passive integrated transponder applied to turtle
100
BodyArea_PIT Character flipper into which PIT Tag was injected
100
ObserverCode Character 3 letter code identifying observer handling turtle
100
DateRelease Date day, month, and year turtle was released
100
Gear Character fishing gear with which turtle was captured
100
SCL_notch Numeric straight carapace length measured from notch to tip
100
SCL_tip Numeric straight carapace length measured from tip to tip
100
SCW Numeric straight carapace width
100
CCL_notch Numeric curved carapace length measured from notch to tip
100
CCL_tip Numeric curved carapace length measured from tip to tip
100
CCW Numeric curved carapace width
100
Girth Numeric body depth of turtle measured with calipers, at highest point of carapace
100
Depth_ mid Numeric body depth of turtle measured with calipers, at mid-point of carapce
100
Tail Numeric total length of tail
100
Weight Numeric weight of turtle in kilograms
100
Capture_Region character region (estuary or ocean) where turtle was captured
100
Release_Region Character region (estuary or ocean) where turtle was released
100
Cap_Longitude Numeric Longitude of capture location
100
Cap_Latitude Numeric Latitude of capture location
100
Rel_Longitude Numeric Longitude of Release Location
100
Rel_Latitude Numeric Latitude Of Release Location
100
Heparin_Tube_Number Numeric Turtle ID assigned to blood collecting tube
100
Testosterone_ Level Numeric testosterone level measured in blood sample collected immediately after turtle was onboard
100
Sex_Necropsy Character sex of turtle determined by necropsy
100
Testosterone_ Level Numeric testosterone level measured in blood sample
100
Skin_Biopsy_ID Character Turtle ID written on tube containing skin sample for DNA analysis
100
Health_Blood Character Was blood collected for health assessment? Yes or No
100
Satellite_tag Character was a satellite tag attached to the turtle? Yes or No
100
Holding_Facility Character code/descriptor for facility if turtle was in rehabilitation
100
Sex_laparoscopy Character sex of turtle determined by laparoscopy
100
Sex_Testosterone_Level_1 Character sex of turtle determined by testosterone level of blood sample collected immediately after turtle was onboard
100
State Character State in which turtle was captured.
100
Hematology Character was blood collected for hematological analyses? True or False
100
OC_OB Character was blood collected to measure organochlorine (OC) and organobromine (OB) contaminants? True or False
100
FH Character was blood collected to measure fluorinated hydrocarbon contaminants? True or False
100
Metals Character was blood collected to measure metal contaminants? True or False
100
SIA_skin Character was skin collected for stable isotope analysis? True or False
100
SIA_blood Character was blood collected for stable isotope analysis? True or False
100
SIA_bone Character was bone collected for stable isotope analysis? True or False
100
SIA_barnacles Character were barnacles collected for stable isotope analysis? True or False
100
SIA_scutes Character were scutes collected for health analysis? Yes or no
100
SIA_analyzed Character were stable isotope samples analyzed? Yes or No
100
Photos Character were photos taken? True or False
100
Scute Character were scutes collected for health analysis? True or False
100
Cloacal Character was a cloacal swab taken? True or False
100
Lesion Character was a lesion swab taken? True or False
100
Fat Character was a fat sample taken? True or False
100
Fecal Character was a fecal sample collected? True or False
100
Pathogens Character was a pathogens sample collected? True or False
100
PCV Numeric Packed cell volume
100
TS Numeric Amount of Total solids
100
RadioTag Character was a radio tag attached to the turtle? True or False
100
AcousticTag Character was an acoustic tag attached to the turtle? True or False

Attribute Details

year

CC ID: 375507
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 4
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Year turtle was captured

Turtle_ID

CC ID: 375505
Seq. Order: 20
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 4
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

4-digit unique code assigned to turtle by NMFS status. This allows tracking of the sane turtle over several datasets

ResearchType

CC ID: 375437
Seq. Order: 30
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 25
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

data are from the Index of Abundance project or any other tagging project involving Beaufort Lab staff (misc tagging)

Allowed Values: Index of Abundance pound net Misc. Tagging

DateCapture

CC ID: 375435
Seq. Order: 35
Data Storage Type: Date
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

day, month, and year turtle was captured

Species

CC ID: 375499
Seq. Order: 40
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 25
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

species of sea turtle that was captured

Allowed Values: Kemps_Ridley Loggerhead Green UN (Unknown)

Master_tag

CC ID: 375470
Seq. Order: 50
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

unique identifying code assigned to each turtle, usually number/letter code from Inconel or PIT tag

Dead_Alive

CC ID: 375451
Seq. Order: 60
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

current condition of turtle

Allowed Values: Dead Alive

RecordType

CC ID: 375481
Seq. Order: 70
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 10
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

if turtle was released or captured

Allowed Values: Release Capture

Inconel_Tag

CC ID: 375466
Seq. Order: 90
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

6 digit number/letter code identifying inconel tag applied to turtle

BodyArea

CC ID: 375440
Seq. Order: 100
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 15
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

flipper to which Inconel tag is attached

Allowed Values: Right Rear Left Rear Right Front Left Front

PIT_tag

CC ID: 375477
Seq. Order: 105
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

10 digit number/letter code identifying Passive integrated transponder applied to turtle

BodyArea_PIT

CC ID: 375441
Seq. Order: 110
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

flipper into which PIT Tag was injected

Null Value: Blank
Null Value Meaning:

No PIT Tag was applied

ObserverCode

CC ID: 375473
Seq. Order: 115
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

3 letter code identifying observer handling turtle

DateRelease

CC ID: 375450
Seq. Order: 120
Data Storage Type: Date
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

day, month, and year turtle was released

Gear

CC ID: 375457
Seq. Order: 125
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 25
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

fishing gear with which turtle was captured

SCL_notch

CC ID: 375484
Seq. Order: 130
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 6
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

straight carapace length measured from notch to tip

Unit of Measure: cm

SCL_tip

CC ID: 375485
Seq. Order: 135
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 6
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

straight carapace length measured from tip to tip

Unit of Measure: cm

SCW

CC ID: 375486
Seq. Order: 140
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 6
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

straight carapace width

Unit of Measure: cm

CCL_notch

CC ID: 375442
Seq. Order: 145
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 6
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

curved carapace length measured from notch to tip

Unit of Measure: cm

CCL_tip

CC ID: 375443
Seq. Order: 150
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 6
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

curved carapace length measured from tip to tip

Unit of Measure: cm

CCW

CC ID: 375444
Seq. Order: 155
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 6
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

curved carapace width

Unit of Measure: cm

Girth

CC ID: 375458
Seq. Order: 165
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 6
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

body depth of turtle measured with calipers, at highest point of carapace

Unit of Measure: cm

Depth_ mid

CC ID: 375452
Seq. Order: 170
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 6
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

body depth of turtle measured with calipers, at mid-point of carapce

Unit of Measure: cm

Tail

CC ID: 375502
Seq. Order: 175
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 6
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

total length of tail

Unit of Measure: cm

Weight

CC ID: 375506
Seq. Order: 177
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 6
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

weight of turtle in kilograms

Unit of Measure: Kilograms

Capture_Region

CC ID: 375447
Seq. Order: 180
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 10
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

region (estuary or ocean) where turtle was captured

Release_Region

CC ID: 375483
Seq. Order: 185
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 10
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

region (estuary or ocean) where turtle was released

Cap_Longitude

CC ID: 375446
Seq. Order: 195
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 8
Scale: 5
Status: Active
Description:

Longitude of capture location

Cap_Latitude

CC ID: 375445
Seq. Order: 200
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 8
Scale: 5
Status: Active
Description:

Latitude of capture location

Rel_Longitude

CC ID: 375436
Seq. Order: 210
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Longitude of Release Location

Rel_Latitude

CC ID: 375482
Seq. Order: 215
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Latitude Of Release Location

Heparin_Tube_Number

CC ID: 375463
Seq. Order: 220
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Turtle ID assigned to blood collecting tube

Testosterone_ Level

CC ID: 375504
Seq. Order: 240
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

testosterone level measured in blood sample collected immediately after turtle was onboard

Sex_Necropsy

CC ID: 375494
Seq. Order: 250
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 30
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

sex of turtle determined by necropsy

Null Value: space/null
Null Value Meaning:

not done by this method

Allowed Values: Female Male Sample was not collected Unknown sex Sample was collected

Testosterone_ Level

CC ID: 375503
Seq. Order: 250
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

testosterone level measured in blood sample

Skin_Biopsy_ID

CC ID: 375498
Seq. Order: 270
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Turtle ID written on tube containing skin sample for DNA analysis

Null Value: space/null
Null Value Meaning:

skin sample for DNA analysis not taken

Health_Blood

CC ID: 375460
Seq. Order: 310
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Was blood collected for health assessment? Yes or No

Allowed Values: FALSE TRUE

Satellite_tag

CC ID: 375492
Seq. Order: 320
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

was a satellite tag attached to the turtle? Yes or No

Allowed Values: FALSE TRUE

Holding_Facility

CC ID: 375464
Seq. Order: 330
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 20
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

code/descriptor for facility if turtle was in rehabilitation

Null Value: space/null
Null Value Meaning:

Turtle not on rehabilitation

Sex_laparoscopy

CC ID: 375497
Seq. Order: 340
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 30
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

sex of turtle determined by laparoscopy

Null Value: space/null
Null Value Meaning:

Not done by this method

Allowed Values: Female Male Sample was not collected Unknown sex Sample was collected

Sex_Testosterone_Level_1

CC ID: 375495
Seq. Order: 350
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 1
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

sex of turtle determined by testosterone level of blood sample collected immediately after turtle was onboard

Null Value: space/null
Null Value Meaning:

Not done by this method

Allowed Values: Female Male Sample was not collected Unknown sex Sample was collected

State

CC ID: 375500
Seq. Order: 370
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 2
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

State in which turtle was captured.

Null Value: Space/null
Null Value Meaning:

Not Provided

Hematology

CC ID: 375461
Seq. Order: 380
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

was blood collected for hematological analyses? True or False

Allowed Values: FALSE TRUE

OC_OB

CC ID: 375472
Seq. Order: 390
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

was blood collected to measure organochlorine (OC) and organobromine (OB) contaminants? True or False

Allowed Values: FALSE TRUE

FH

CC ID: 375454
Seq. Order: 400
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

was blood collected to measure fluorinated hydrocarbon contaminants? True or False

Allowed Values: FALSE TRUE

Metals

CC ID: 375471
Seq. Order: 410
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

was blood collected to measure metal contaminants? True or False

Allowed Values: FALSE TRUE

SIA_skin

CC ID: 375491
Seq. Order: 420
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

was skin collected for stable isotope analysis?

True or False

Allowed Values: FALSE TRUE

SIA_blood

CC ID: 375488
Seq. Order: 430
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

was blood collected for stable isotope analysis? True or False

Allowed Values: FALSE TRUE

SIA_bone

CC ID: 375489
Seq. Order: 440
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 8
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

was bone collected for stable isotope analysis? True or False

Allowed Values: FALSE TRUE

SIA_barnacles

CC ID: 375438
Seq. Order: 450
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

were barnacles collected for stable isotope analysis? True or False

Allowed Values: FALSE TRUE

SIA_scutes

CC ID: 375490
Seq. Order: 460
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

were scutes collected for health analysis? Yes or no

SIA_analyzed

CC ID: 375487
Seq. Order: 470
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

were stable isotope samples analyzed? Yes or No

Allowed Values: FALSE TRUE

Photos

CC ID: 375479
Seq. Order: 480
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

were photos taken?

True or False

Allowed Values: FALSE TRUE

Scute

CC ID: 375493
Seq. Order: 480
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

were scutes collected for health analysis?

True or False

Allowed Values: FALSE TRUE

Cloacal

CC ID: 375449
Seq. Order: 490
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

was a cloacal swab taken?

True or False

Allowed Values: FALSE TRUE

Lesion

CC ID: 375467
Seq. Order: 500
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

was a lesion swab taken?

True or False

Allowed Values: FALSE TRUE

Fat

CC ID: 375455
Seq. Order: 510
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

was a fat sample taken?

True or False

Allowed Values: FALSE TRUE

Fecal

CC ID: 375456
Seq. Order: 530
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

was a fecal sample collected?

True or False

Allowed Values: FALSE TRUE

Pathogens

CC ID: 375478
Seq. Order: 540
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

was a pathogens sample collected?

True or False

Allowed Values: FALSE TRUE

PCV

CC ID: 375476
Seq. Order: 550
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Packed cell volume

TS

CC ID: 375501
Seq. Order: 560
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 3
Status: Active
Description:

Amount of Total solids

RadioTag

CC ID: 375480
Seq. Order: 610
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

was a radio tag attached to the turtle?

True or False

Allowed Values: FALSE TRUE

AcousticTag

CC ID: 375439
Seq. Order: 620
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

was an acoustic tag attached to the turtle?

True or False

Allowed Values: FALSE TRUE

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 753970
Date Effective From: 2014
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: 753971
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: 753972
Date Effective From: 2014
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: 753973
Date Effective From: 2014
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: 753992
Start Date: 2017
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0162439/1.1/data/0-data/26472/Cape_Lookout_Bight_Sea_Turtle_Survey.csv
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2017 - Present)
File Name: Cape_Lookout_Bight_Sea_Turtle_Survey.csv
File Type: csv (comma-separated values)
Compression: no compression applied
Review Status: Chked Viruses Inapp Content

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 36396
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:36396
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2017-01-24 15:11+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-10-21 12:48+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