Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: Blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) longevity estimates confirmed with modern bomb radiocarbon dating (post-1950), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/37000.

Item Identification

Title: Blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) longevity estimates confirmed with modern bomb radiocarbon dating (post-1950)
Short Name: Pacific blue marlin modern radiocarbon - post-1950
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2017
Abstract:

The longevity of blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) remains unresolved. The use of fin spines and sagittal otoliths for age reading has led to unconfirmed longevity estimates near 20–30 years. Age validation has been elusive because large individuals are uncommonly caught, and a technique that can be applied to structures that provide estimates of age was absent. The use of otolith chemical signatures has been limited by sagittal otoliths that are very small — whole otolith mass of adult blue marlin rarely exceeds 10 mg for the largest fish. Recent advances in the detection limits of radiocarbon (14C) with accelerator mass spectrometry — coupled with recently acquired knowledge of marine bomb 14C signals spanning the tropical Pacific Ocean — have led to an opportunity to age blue marlin from small amounts of otolith material. In this study, otoliths from a recently collected 1245 lb (565 kg) female blue marlin at a measured 146-inch (371 cm) lower jaw fork length were analyzed for 14C. Estimated longevity was either 12–21 or 32–44 years on the basis of bomb 14C dating. Using multiple lines of evidence, it was determined that the young age scenario was most likely, with evidence for an age close to 20 years using a series of deductions in the bomb 14C dating method.

Included in this data set is information on the radiocarbon from otoliths of one adult male and two juvenile blue marlin.

Purpose:

Validate the age and growth of Pacific blue marlin using bomb radiocarbon dating

Notes:

Published

Other Citation Details:

Publication:

Andrews, A.H., R.L. Humphreys, and J.D. Sampaga. 2018. Blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) longevity estimates confirmed with bomb radiocarbon dating. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 75: 17-25

DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2017-0031

Keywords

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Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Main Hawaiian islands (MHI)
None Oahu

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
City: Honolulu
State/Province: HI
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: MS Excel
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 831950
Date Effective From: 2019-04-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): O'Malley, Joseph M
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: joseph.omalley@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5741
Contact Instructions:

Contact via email

Data Steward

CC ID: 385589
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To: 2018-09
Contact (Person): Boggs, Christofer H
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: christofer.boggs@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5364

Distributor

CC ID: 385588
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 385590
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Andrews, Allen H
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: allen.andrews@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5373

Point of Contact

CC ID: 831951
Date Effective From: 2019-04-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): O'Malley, Joseph M
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: joseph.omalley@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5741
Contact Instructions:

Contact via email

Point of Contact

CC ID: 385587
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To: 2019-03-31
Contact (Person): Andrews, Allen H
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: allen.andrews@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5373

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 385593
Description

Main Hawaiian Islands

Oahu

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 385592
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1990
End: 2009
Description:

Otolith radiocarbon measurements

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Security Classification System:

NA

Security Handling Description:

NA

Data Access Policy:

NA

Data Access Procedure:

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Data Access Constraints:

NA

Data Use Constraints:

NA

Metadata Access Constraints:

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Metadata Use Constraints:

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Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 721315
Download URL: https://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov/xfer/PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_37000.tgz
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2016 - Present)

Technical Environment

Description:

MS Excel Spreadsheet

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Further QC after data entry.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: No
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: PIFSC
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 1 year
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 1 year
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

PIFSC ITS performs scheduled back-ups.

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See publication:

Andrews, A.H., R.L. Humphreys, and J.D. Sampaga. 2018. Blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) longevity estimates confirmed with bomb radiocarbon dating. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 75: 17-25

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Pacific Blue Marlin C14

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 37000
Metadata Record Created By: Allen H Andrews
Metadata Record Created: 2017-03-03 17:19+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-03-18 17:49+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-07-23
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-07-23