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Title: Turtles at Offsite Holding Facilities (Corrected Column Names)
Abstract:

The database contains a summary of the number of sea turtles that have been rehabilitated by the NOAA Galveston Laboratory and placed at offsite holding facilities awaiting release back into the wild.

Purpose:

Monitor the growth of sea turtles rehabilitated by the NOAA Sea Turtle Facility.

Notes:

There were some records in which multiple growth measurements were made over time. In these cases the columns

MEASUREMENT_DATE

LENGTH_CM

WEIGHT_KG

Were repeated as extra columns going across a record for a single turtle

Entity Information

Entity Type: Spreadsheet
Active Version?: Yes
Description:

The database contains a summary of the number of sea turtles that have been rehabilitated by the NOAA Galveston Laboratory and placed at offsite holding facilities awaiting release back into the wild.

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
STRANDING_IDENTIFICATION_CODE Character This is usually Unique code formed by using the first initials of the person who discovered the turtle, followed by the year, day, date and consecutive turtle number found by that person on that day. This code can be used to link other strandings tables containing this column. There were two cases in which a name was used instead of a code, because no code was available.
100
SPECIES Character Two Character Sea Turtle Code. This is the same code found on the STSSN forms.
100
FACILITY Character The Facility at which the sea turtle was placed
100
COMMENTS Character Comments on anything out of the normal
100
MEASUREMENT_DATE Number Date on which the measurement was recorded
100
LENGTH_CM Number Curved Carapace Length. A measurement of the carapace taken with a soft measuring tape from the nuchal notch to the posterior most point of the carapace
100
WEIGHT_KG Number Weight in kilograms

Attribute Details

STRANDING_IDENTIFICATION_CODE

CC ID: 378936
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 12
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

This is usually Unique code formed by using the first initials of the person who discovered the turtle, followed by the year, day, date and consecutive turtle number found by that person on that day.

This code can be used to link other strandings tables containing this column.

There were two cases in which a name was used instead of a code, because no code was available.

SPECIES

CC ID: 378940
Seq. Order: 20
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 2
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Two Character Sea Turtle Code. This is the same code found on the STSSN forms.

Allowed Values: Cc Caretta caretta. The scientific name of the loggerhead sea turtle Dc Dermochelys coriacea. The scientific name of the leatherback sea turtle. Cm Chelonia mydas. The scientific name of the green sea turtle. Ei Eretmochelys imbricata. The scientific name of the hawksbill sea turtle Lk Lepidochelys kempii. The scientific name of the Kemp's ridley sea turtle. LO Lepidochelys olivacea The Scientific Name For Olive Ridley Sea Turtle UN Unkniown Turtle

FACILITY

CC ID: 378941
Seq. Order: 30
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 24
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The Facility at which the sea turtle was placed

COMMENTS

CC ID: 378942
Seq. Order: 40
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 300
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Comments on anything out of the normal

MEASUREMENT_DATE

CC ID: 378943
Seq. Order: 50
Data Storage Type: Number
Max Length: 10
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Date on which the measurement was recorded

LENGTH_CM

CC ID: 378944
Seq. Order: 60
Data Storage Type: Number
Max Length: 5
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Curved Carapace Length. A measurement of the carapace taken with a soft measuring tape from the nuchal notch to the posterior most point of the carapace

WEIGHT_KG

CC ID: 378945
Seq. Order: 70
Data Storage Type: Number
Max Length: 5
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Scale: 2
Status: Active
Description:

Weight in kilograms

Format Mask: ##.##

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 703719
Date Effective From: 2010
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: 703720
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: 703721
Date Effective From: 2010
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: 703722
Date Effective From: 2010
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.

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 703723
Date Effective From: 2010
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.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 703724
Start Date: 2017
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/archive/arc0102/0157625/2.2/data/0-data/Galveston_Turtle_Program/26900/CSV/Renamed_Data_Table.csv
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2017 - Present)
File Name: Rename_Data_Table.csv
Compression: no compression applied
Review Status: Not Chked

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 36557
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:36557
Metadata Record Created By: David Huddleston
Metadata Record Created: 2017-01-30 15:43+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 Next Review Date: 2022-04-30