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Summary

Abstract

A masters level student at Texas A&M University at Galveston [TAMUG] worked for the Galveston Lab and applied satellite tags to nesting turtles. When the student finished their work and moved on, TAMUG took over the satellite nestiing project, but as a condition of the USFWS permit was TAMUG had to bring the turtle back to the NOAA Galveston Laboratory for satellite tagging so the Galveston Lab continued to document information even though they were not the ones physically collecting that information.

Later turtles were documented that were moved off the beach for satellite tagging, even if they didn't receive a satellite tag. In addition the Galveston Lab continued to document each time a satellite turtle was seen, even if it was not satellite tagged.

Description

The database contains records pertaining to all sea turtles recovered by the NOAA Galveston Laboratory as the local representative of the Southeast Fisheries Science Centers Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network STSSN. The data includes morphometrics at the time of stranding, species and condition of the sea turtle at the time of stranding and documentation of tags present. It also contains information on the geographic location of the stranding.

Entity Information

Entity Type
Spreadsheet

Data Attribute / Type Description
YEAR
Numeric
Year part of the date that the event took place
EVENT
CHARACTER
Reason sea turtle came ashore
DATE
Date
Date when sea turtle was reported stranded
LEFT_FRONT_FLIPPER_TAG
CHARACTER
Monel alloy flipper tag with a 6 character code of letters and numbers located in left front flipper
Right_Front_Flipper_TAG
CHARACTER
Monel alloy flipper tag with a 6 character code of letters and numbers located in right front flipper
LEFT_REAR_FLIPPER_TAG
CHARACTER
Monel alloy flipper tag with a 6 character code of letters and numbers located in left rear flipper
PIT_TAG
CHARACTER
Passive Integrated Transponder Code of the first transponder.
PIT_Tag_Location
CHARACTER
The location of the first PIT tag within the sea turtle
NAME
CHARACTER
Stranding identifcation codes were not always given to nesting sea turtles. Often they were named after or by someone who found the turtle.
SATELLITE_TAG_ID
CHARACTER
Identification number of the radio transmitter
COMMENTS
CHARACTER
A physical description of the external and internal examination of the sea turtle

Child Items

No Child Items for this record.

Contact Information

Point of Contact
Tim J Baumer
tim.baumer@noaa.gov
409-766-3784

Metadata Contact
Benjamin Higgins
ben.higgins@noaa.gov
409-766-3670

Item Identification

Title: Summary of satellite tagged sea turtles Galveston 2002-2016
Short Name: Summary_of_satellite_tagged_sea_turtles.csv
Status: Completed
Abstract:

A masters level student at Texas A&M University at Galveston [TAMUG] worked for the Galveston Lab and applied satellite tags to nesting turtles. When the student finished their work and moved on, TAMUG took over the satellite nestiing project, but as a condition of the USFWS permit was TAMUG had to bring the turtle back to the NOAA Galveston Laboratory for satellite tagging so the Galveston Lab continued to document information even though they were not the ones physically collecting that information.

Later turtles were documented that were moved off the beach for satellite tagging, even if they didn't receive a satellite tag. In addition the Galveston Lab continued to document each time a satellite turtle was seen, even if it was not satellite tagged.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None FLIPPER_TAG
None Nesting
None PIT_TAG
None satellite tag
None SATELLITE_TAG
None sea turtle
None tracking

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 2002-2016

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Gulf of Mexico
None Texas

Entity Information

Entity Type: Spreadsheet
Active Version?: Yes
Description:

The database contains records pertaining to all sea turtles recovered by the NOAA Galveston Laboratory as the local representative of the Southeast Fisheries Science Centers Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network STSSN. The data includes morphometrics at the time of stranding, species and condition of the sea turtle at the time of stranding and documentation of tags present. It also contains information on the geographic location of the stranding.

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
YEAR Numeric Year part of the date that the event took place
100
EVENT CHARACTER Reason sea turtle came ashore
100
DATE Date Date when sea turtle was reported stranded
100
LEFT_FRONT_FLIPPER_TAG CHARACTER Monel alloy flipper tag with a 6 character code of letters and numbers located in left front flipper
100
Right_Front_Flipper_TAG CHARACTER Monel alloy flipper tag with a 6 character code of letters and numbers located in right front flipper
100
LEFT_REAR_FLIPPER_TAG CHARACTER Monel alloy flipper tag with a 6 character code of letters and numbers located in left rear flipper
100
PIT_TAG CHARACTER Passive Integrated Transponder Code of the first transponder.
100
PIT_Tag_Location CHARACTER The location of the first PIT tag within the sea turtle
100
NAME CHARACTER Stranding identifcation codes were not always given to nesting sea turtles. Often they were named after or by someone who found the turtle.
100
SATELLITE_TAG_ID CHARACTER Identification number of the radio transmitter
100
COMMENTS CHARACTER A physical description of the external and internal examination of the sea turtle

Attribute Details

YEAR

CC ID: 751563
Seq. Order: 5
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 4
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Scale: 0
Status: Active
Description:

Year part of the date that the event took place

EVENT

CC ID: 751568
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 18
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Reason sea turtle came ashore

Allowed Values: Nesting False Crawl

DATE

CC ID: 751567
Seq. Order: 15
Data Storage Type: Date
Max Length: 10
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Date when sea turtle was reported stranded

Format Mask: MM/DD/YYYY

LEFT_FRONT_FLIPPER_TAG

CC ID: 751574
Seq. Order: 30
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 6
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Monel alloy flipper tag with a 6 character code of letters and numbers located in left front flipper

Right_Front_Flipper_TAG

CC ID: 751572
Seq. Order: 40
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 6
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Monel alloy flipper tag with a 6 character code of letters and numbers located in right front flipper

Display Example: cc
Allowed Values: CC=Loggerhead

LEFT_REAR_FLIPPER_TAG

CC ID: 751575
Seq. Order: 50
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 100
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Monel alloy flipper tag with a 6 character code of letters and numbers located in left rear flipper

PIT_TAG

CC ID: 751566
Seq. Order: 60
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 15
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Passive Integrated Transponder Code of the first transponder.

Null Value: N/A
Null Value Meaning:

Not Applicable

PIT_Tag_Location

CC ID: 751569
Seq. Order: 70
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 20
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The location of the first PIT tag within the sea turtle

Unit of Measure: Degrees

NAME

CC ID: 751570
Seq. Order: 80
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 20
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Stranding identifcation codes were not always given to nesting sea turtles. Often they were named after or by someone who found the turtle.

SATELLITE_TAG_ID

CC ID: 751573
Seq. Order: 110
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Identification number of the radio transmitter

Unit of Measure: CM

COMMENTS

CC ID: 751564
Seq. Order: 150
Data Storage Type: CHARACTER
Max Length: 2000
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A physical description of the external and internal examination of the sea turtle

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 751576
Date Effective From: 1989
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.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 751578
Date Effective From: 1989
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: 751579
Date Effective From: 2016
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.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 52404
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:52404
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2018-04-18 15:05+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