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Title: Mark recapture database for head started Kemp's ridleys 1978-1992 (Renamed COlumns)
Short Name: Mark recapture head started Kemp's Ridleys 1978-1992 (Renamed Columns)
Abstract:

This contains a summary of captive reared Kemp's ridley sea turtles recovered after release. It contains information on the growth, release and recapture locations, and tagging data. Column names have been made more descriptive than the original files provided by the PI

Purpose:

Monitor growth of captive reares sea turtles

Notes:

The column names were made more descriptive .

Entity Information

Entity Type: Spreadsheet
Active Version?: Yes
Description:

This contains a summary of captive reared Kemp's ridley sea turtles recovered after release. It contains information on the growth, release and recapture locations, and tagging data.

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
SPECIES CHARACTER Species of sea turtle: LK-Lepidochelys kempii
100
PROJECT CHARACTER Project from which sea turtle originated. H=Headstart
100
FLIPPER_TAG_CODE CHARACTER Right front flipper tag code
100
NUMBER_OF_RECAPTURES NUMERIC Number of recaptures. The number of times the sea turtle was recovered following its initial release
100
RECAPTURE_DATE Date Date when sea turtle was recovered. Day/month/year.
100
RECAPTURE_STATE CHARACTER Two character State Abbreviation in which sea turtle was recovered.
100
RECAPTURE_OCEAN CHARACTER Ocean in which sea turtle was recovered.
100
RECAPTURE_AREA CHARACTER Coded Value representing Area in ocean in which sea turtle was recovered.
100
RECAPTURE_METHOD CHARACTER Coded value indicating Method of recovery or recapture.
100
TURTLE_STATUS CHARACTER A coded Condition of turtle at time of recovery.
100
STRAIGHT_LINE_CARAPACE_LENGTH Numeric Straight carapace length in centimeters. Measured with calipers from the nuchal notch of the carapace to posterior carapace tip. Please note that a 0 value in this field indicates that the information is not available.
100
CURVED_CARAPACE_LENGTH Numeric Curved carapace length in centimeters. Measured with a soft tape measure from the nuchal notch of the carapace to posterior carapace tip. Please note that a value of 0 indicates that the measurement was not taken or available.
100
IMPRINT_LOCATION CHARACTER Imprint location. Beach on which sea turtle hatched and was allowed to imprint. PINS=Padre Island National Seashore, USA. RANV = Rancho Nuevo, Mexico. CAYM=Cayman Island Turtle Farm
100
YEAR_CLASS NUMERIC Year class. The year in which the sea turtle hatched
100
RELEASE_DATE Date Date sea turtle was released following recapture.
100
RELEASE_STATE CHARACTER State where turtle was released,
100
NESTER CHARACTER Was the sea turtle nesting at the time of recovery. N=no, Y=yes

Attribute Details

SPECIES

CC ID: 695737
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 2
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Species of sea turtle: LK-Lepidochelys kempii

PROJECT

CC ID: 695739
Seq. Order: 20
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Project from which sea turtle originated. H=Headstart

FLIPPER_TAG_CODE

CC ID: 695733
Seq. Order: 30
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 7
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Right front flipper tag code

NUMBER_OF_RECAPTURES

CC ID: 695727
Seq. Order: 40
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Number of recaptures. The number of times the sea turtle was recovered following its initial release

RECAPTURE_DATE

CC ID: 695730
Seq. Order: 50
Data Storage Type: Date
Max Length: 10
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Date when sea turtle was recovered. Day/month/year.

Format Mask: MM/DD/YYYY
Null Value: N/A
Null Value Meaning:

Not Available

RECAPTURE_STATE

CC ID: 695734
Seq. Order: 60
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 2
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Two character State Abbreviation in which sea turtle was recovered.

Validation Rules:

Generally its the State Postal Abbreviation with the exception that FG=Florida Gulf, and FA= Florida Atlantic

RECAPTURE_OCEAN

CC ID: 695732
Seq. Order: 70
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Ocean in which sea turtle was recovered.

Display Example: A
Allowed Values: A=Atlantic G=Gulf of Mexico

RECAPTURE_AREA

CC ID: 695729
Seq. Order: 80
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Coded Value representing Area in ocean in which sea turtle was recovered.

Null Value Meaning:

O=offshore, I=Inshore, N=nearshore, B=beach

Validation Rules:

O=offshore, I=Inshore, N=nearshore, B=beach

RECAPTURE_METHOD

CC ID: 695731
Seq. Order: 90
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 2
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Coded value indicating Method of recovery or recapture.

Allowed Values: SD=stranded dead, SL=stranded live, GN=gill net, NR=Not recorded

TURTLE_STATUS

CC ID: 695740
Seq. Order: 100
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A coded Condition of turtle at time of recovery.

Allowed Values: L=live, N=nester, D=dead

STRAIGHT_LINE_CARAPACE_LENGTH

CC ID: 695738
Seq. Order: 110
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Straight carapace length in centimeters. Measured with calipers from the nuchal notch of the carapace to posterior carapace tip. Please note that a 0 value in this field indicates that the information is not available.

Unit of Measure: cm
Format Mask: ##.#
Null Value: 0
Null Value Meaning:

Not Available or Taken

CURVED_CARAPACE_LENGTH

CC ID: 695725
Seq. Order: 120
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Curved carapace length in centimeters. Measured with a soft tape measure from the nuchal notch of the carapace to posterior carapace tip. Please note that a value of 0 indicates that the measurement was not taken or available.

Unit of Measure: cm
Format Mask: ##.#
Null Value: 0
Null Value Meaning:

Measurement Not Taken or Available

IMPRINT_LOCATION

CC ID: 695726
Seq. Order: 130
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 4
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Imprint location. Beach on which sea turtle hatched and was allowed to imprint. PINS=Padre Island National Seashore, USA. RANV = Rancho Nuevo, Mexico. CAYM=Cayman Island Turtle Farm

Allowed Values: PINS=Padre Island National Seashore, USA. RANV = Rancho Nuevo, Mexico. CAYM=Cayman Island Turtle Farm

YEAR_CLASS

CC ID: 695741
Seq. Order: 140
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 4
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Year class. The year in which the sea turtle hatched

RELEASE_DATE

CC ID: 695735
Seq. Order: 150
Data Storage Type: Date
Max Length: 10
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Date sea turtle was released following recapture.

Format Mask: MM/DD/YYYY

RELEASE_STATE

CC ID: 695736
Seq. Order: 160
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 2
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

State where turtle was released,

Validation Rules:

Generally its the State Postal Abbreviation with the exception that FG=Florida Gulf, and FA= Florida Atlantic

NESTER

CC ID: 695728
Seq. Order: 170
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Was the sea turtle nesting at the time of recovery. N=no, Y=yes

Allowed Values: N=no, Y=yes

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 695742
Date Effective From: 1978
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: 695743
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: 695744
Date Effective From: 1978
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: 695745
Date Effective From: 1978
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.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 695746
Start Date: 2017
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/archive/arc0102/0157625/2.2/data/0-data/Galveston_Turtle_Program/26904/CSV/Renamed_Data_Table.csv
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2017 - Present)
File Name: Renamed_Data_Table.csv
Compression: Uncompressed

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 50337
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:50337
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-22 00:43+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-04-29
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-04-29
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-04-29