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Title: CMTTP 2016 (Revised Column Names)
Status: Completed
Abstract:

The database is a summary of records of: sea turtle size tags applied release and capture location are summarized in this database which is derived from paper data sheets submitted to the Cooperative Marine Turtle Tagging Program CMTTPat the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research ACCSTR, University of Florida, Gainesville.

Purpose:

Monitor growth of captive reares sea turtles

Entity Information

Entity Type: Spreadsheet
Description:

The database is a summary of records of: sea turtle size tags applied release and capture location are summarized in this database which is derived from paper data sheets submitted to the Cooperative Marine Turtle Tagging Program CMTTPat the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research ACCSTR, University of Florida, Gainesville.

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
Stranding_Identifiction_Code CHARACTER Except for nesters, the code is 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.
100
Species CHARACTER Genus and species of sea turtle
100
Straight_Carapace_Length_Minimum_cm NUMERIC Straight carapace length in centimeters. Measurement is taken with calipers from the nuchal notch of the carapace to the notch where the two most posterior marginal scutes meet
100
Straight_Carapace_Length_cm NUMERIC Straight carapace length in centimeters. Measurement is taken with calipers from the nuchal notch of the carapace to the most posterior tip of the carapace
100
Straight_Carapace_Width_cm NUMERIC Maximum width in centimeters. Measurment is taken with calipers at the largest width of the carapace
100
Curved_Carapace_Length_Minimum_cm NUMERIC Curved carapace length in centimeters. Measurement is taken with a soft measuring tape from the nuchal notch of the carapace to the notch where the two most posterior marginal scutes meet
100
Curved_Carapace_Length_cm NUMERIC Curved carapace length in centimeters. Measurement is taken with a soft measuring tape from the nuchal notch of the carapace to the notch where the tip of the most posterior marginal scute.
100
Curved_Carapace_Width_cm NUMERIC Maximum width in centimeters. Measurment is taken with a soft measuring tape at the largest width of the carapace
100
Weight_kg NUMERIC Weight in kilograms
100
Was_turtle_carrying_tags_when_encountered? CHARACTER Were any tags found on or in the sea turtle when it was examined
100
Did_turtle_have_tag_scars? CHARACTER Tag scars are left when a flipper tag tears out. It usually forms a highly visible V notch in the flipper. Yes or No answer may also include information on which flipper the tag scar was found
100
Did_turtle_have_PIT_tag? CHARACTER Was a passive integrated transponder tag found when examining the sea turtle. Yes or No answer may also have an indicator of where the tag was found and the tag code
100
Did_turtle_have_CWT? CHARACTER Was a coded wire tag found when examining the sea turtle. Yes or No answer may also have an indicator of in which flipper the tag was found
100
Did_turtle _have_ living_tag? CHARACTER Was a living tag found when examining the carapace. Yes or No answer may also have an idicator of the scute on which the living tag was found
100
Project_Type CHARACTER Means by which the turtle was made available for examination
100
Date_Released Data Date on which the sea turtle was released into the wild.
100
Release_Location CHARACTER Location where the sea turtle was released back into the wild.
100
Release_Latitude CHARACTER The latitude at which the sea turtle was released
100
Release_Longitude CHARACTER The longitude at which the sea turtle was released
100
Date_Captured NUMERIC Date on which the sea turtle was captured
100
Capture_Location CHARACTER Location where the sea turtle was captured
100
Capture_Latitude CHARACTER The geographic latitude at which the sea turtle was captured
100
Capture_Longitude CHARACTER The geographic longitude at which the sea turtle was captured
100
Left_Front_Flipper CHARACTER Monel alloy flipper tag with a 6 character code of letters and numbers applied to the left front flipper
100
Right_Front_Flipper CHARACTER Monel alloy flipper tag with a 6 character code of letters and numbers applied to the right front flipper
100
PIT_Tag_Number CHARACTER Passive Integrated Transponder Code of the transponder.
100
PIT_Tag_Location CHARACTER The location of the Passive Integrated Transponder tag within the sea turtle
100
Comments CHARACTER Comments on anything out of the normal
100
Recapture NUMERIC Number of times turtle was recaptured following rehabilitation and release
100
Later_Found_Deceased CHARACTER Was the turtle found deceased upon recapture. Yes or No

Attribute Details

Stranding_Identifiction_Code

CC ID: 706625
Seq. Order: 1
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 50
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Except for nesters, the code is 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.

Species

CC ID: 706624
Seq. Order: 2
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 20
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Genus and species of sea turtle

Straight_Carapace_Length_Minimum_cm

CC ID: 706622
Seq. Order: 3
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Straight carapace length in centimeters. Measurement is taken with calipers from the nuchal notch of the carapace to the notch where the two most posterior marginal scutes meet

Unit of Measure: cm

Straight_Carapace_Length_cm

CC ID: 706621
Seq. Order: 4
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Straight carapace length in centimeters. Measurement is taken with calipers from the nuchal notch of the carapace to the most posterior tip of the carapace

Unit of Measure: cm

Straight_Carapace_Width_cm

CC ID: 706623
Seq. Order: 5
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Maximum width in centimeters. Measurment is taken with calipers at the largest width of the carapace

Curved_Carapace_Length_Minimum_cm

CC ID: 706599
Seq. Order: 6
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Curved carapace length in centimeters. Measurement is taken with a soft measuring tape from the nuchal notch of the carapace to the notch where the two most posterior marginal scutes meet

Unit of Measure: cm

Curved_Carapace_Length_cm

CC ID: 706598
Seq. Order: 7
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Curved carapace length in centimeters. Measurement is taken with a soft measuring tape from the nuchal notch of the carapace to the notch where the tip of the most posterior marginal scute.

Unit of Measure: cm

Curved_Carapace_Width_cm

CC ID: 706600
Seq. Order: 8
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Maximum width in centimeters. Measurment is taken with a soft measuring tape at the largest width of the carapace

Weight_kg

CC ID: 706627
Seq. Order: 9
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Weight in kilograms

Unit of Measure: kg

Was_turtle_carrying_tags_when_encountered?

CC ID: 706626
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 3
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Were any tags found on or in the sea turtle when it was examined

Did_turtle_have_tag_scars?

CC ID: 706610
Seq. Order: 11
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 38
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Tag scars are left when a flipper tag tears out. It usually forms a highly visible V notch in the flipper. Yes or No answer may also include information on which flipper the tag scar was found

Did_turtle_have_PIT_tag?

CC ID: 706608
Seq. Order: 12
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 16
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Was a passive integrated transponder tag found when examining the sea turtle. Yes or No answer may also have an indicator of where the tag was found and the tag code

Did_turtle_have_CWT?

CC ID: 706607
Seq. Order: 13
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 25
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Was a coded wire tag found when examining the sea turtle. Yes or No answer may also have an indicator of in which flipper the tag was found

Did_turtle _have_ living_tag?

CC ID: 706609
Seq. Order: 14
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 15
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Was a living tag found when examining the carapace. Yes or No answer may also have an idicator of the scute on which the living tag was found

Project_Type

CC ID: 706615
Seq. Order: 15
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 35
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Means by which the turtle was made available for examination

Date_Released

CC ID: 706606
Seq. Order: 16
Data Storage Type: Data
Max Length: 10
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Date on which the sea turtle was released into the wild.

Format Mask: MM/DD/YYYY

Release_Location

CC ID: 706618
Seq. Order: 17
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 100
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Location where the sea turtle was released back into the wild.

Release_Latitude

CC ID: 706617
Seq. Order: 18
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 15
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The latitude at which the sea turtle was released

Release_Longitude

CC ID: 706619
Seq. Order: 19
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 16
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The longitude at which the sea turtle was released

Date_Captured

CC ID: 706605
Seq. Order: 20
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 10
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Date on which the sea turtle was captured

Capture_Location

CC ID: 706602
Seq. Order: 21
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 120
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Location where the sea turtle was captured

Capture_Latitude

CC ID: 706601
Seq. Order: 22
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 15
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The geographic latitude at which the sea turtle was captured

Capture_Longitude

CC ID: 706603
Seq. Order: 23
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 16
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The geographic longitude at which the sea turtle was captured

Left_Front_Flipper

CC ID: 706612
Seq. Order: 24
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Monel alloy flipper tag with a 6 character code of letters and numbers applied to the left front flipper

Right_Front_Flipper

CC ID: 706620
Seq. Order: 25
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 16
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Monel alloy flipper tag with a 6 character code of letters and numbers applied to the right front flipper

PIT_Tag_Number

CC ID: 706614
Seq. Order: 26
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 15
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Passive Integrated Transponder Code of the transponder.

PIT_Tag_Location

CC ID: 706613
Seq. Order: 27
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 20
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The location of the Passive Integrated Transponder tag within the sea turtle

Comments

CC ID: 706604
Seq. Order: 28
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 300
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Comments on anything out of the normal

Recapture

CC ID: 706616
Seq. Order: 29
Data Storage Type: NUMERIC
Max Length: 1
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Number of times turtle was recaptured following rehabilitation and release

Later_Found_Deceased

CC ID: 706611
Seq. Order: 30
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 3
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Was the turtle found deceased upon recapture. Yes or No

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 706628
Date Effective From: 2003
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: 706629
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
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 706630
Date Effective From: 2003
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: 706631
Date Effective From: 2003
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: 706632
Start Date: 2017
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/archive/arc0102/0157625/2.2/data/0-data/Galveston_Turtle_Program/26901/CSV/Renamed_Data_Table.csv
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2017 - Present)
File Name: Renamed_Data_Table.csv
Description:

File With Corrected Column Names Supplied to Archive

File Type: csv (comma-separated values)
Compression: no compression applied
Review Status: Not Chked

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 50892
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:50892
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2017-12-27 18:59+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