Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: PIR Marine Turtle Strandings, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/5448.

Item Identification

Title: PIR Marine Turtle Strandings
Short Name: PIR Marine Turtle Strandings
Status: In Work
Publication Date: 2014
Abstract:

Effective management of marine turtle data is essential to maximize their research value and enable timely population assessments and recovery monitoring. To provide such capabilities at the National Marine Fisheries Service, a comprehensive Turtle Data Processing System (TDPS, formally called Marine Turtle Data Management System) was created. The system was written in DBase III and Clipper and implemented on IBM/PC-compatible computers running under MS-DOS. As of 2017, TDPS was upgraded into Microsoft Access. The TDPS is modular, supporting data of various types. Cross-referencing and multiple-encounter analysis are enabled through a core database file of individual turtle identifications, based on uniquely-inscribed flipper tags and passive-integrative transponder tags.

Purpose:

The Turtle Data Processing System (TDPS) was designed to support marine turtle research at the National Marine Fisheries Service's (NMFS) Marine Turtle Biology and Assessment Program (MTBAP). It provides for the systematic storage, retrieval, and summarization of data collected in three source categories, one being data pertaining to turtles found stranded on beaches or incidentally caught in nearshore fishing gear and reported to NMFS. In all categories, most turtles involved are uniquely identified through the application of flipper tags. Thus a key feature of the database is the ability to trace the history of encounters with individual turtles and cross-reference information among data sets. A central turtle ID file facilitates this.

Supplemental Information:

Division: Protected Species

Division Director: Charles Littnan

Program: PSD Marine Turtle Biology and Assessment

Program Lead: T. Todd Jones

Authorities: Endangered Species Act

Ownership: PIFSC

Temporal Resolution: Date

Frequency of Collection: Opportunistic

Time of Collection: Throughout the year

Types of Data Collected: Turtle strandings

Collection Method: Collection form

Recording Media: Paper

Validation and QC Procedures: Available

QC Standards: Available

Storage Media: Paper Forms, Hard Disk Drive (HDD), External HDD / Access database

Storage Format: Access

Backups: Available

Update Schedule: Whenever new data are entered

Data Distribution Method: Email

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None MTBAP
None pacific sea turtles
None PIFSC
None PSD
None strand
None stranding

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Date

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None American Samoa
None CNMI
None Guam
None Hawaiian Islands
None Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
None Pacific Ocean
None Saipan

Physical Location

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

1845 Wasp Boulevard

Building 176

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: Continually
Data Presentation Form: Access

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 17261
Date Effective From: 2006-11-28
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Murakawa, Shawn KK
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: shawn.murakawa@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5731
Business Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. M - F

Data Steward

CC ID: 17262
Date Effective From: 2006-11-28
Date Effective To: 2014
Contact (Person): Balazs, George H
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: george.balazs@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5733

Distributor

CC ID: 247963
Date Effective From: 2006
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.
Contact Instructions:

Please send email to shawn.murakawa@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 247950
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Murakawa, Shawn KK
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: shawn.murakawa@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5731
Business Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. M - F
Contact Instructions:

Please send an email to shawn.murakawa@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 202642
Date Effective From: 2006-11-28
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Murakawa, Shawn KK
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: shawn.murakawa@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5731
Business Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. M - F
Contact Instructions:

Via email

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 202636
W° Bound: -177.395907
E° Bound: -154.789191
N° Bound: 28.217525
S° Bound: -14.560291
Description

Nearshore waters and shorelines of the Hawaiian Archipelago and American Samoa

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 202643
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1975-06-13

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

NA

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 247966
Start Date: 2006
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov/xfer/PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_5448.tgz
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2006 - Present)
File Name: PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_5448.tar
Description:

TDPS provides for the systematic storage, retrieval, and summarization of data collected in the three source categories, one being data pertaining to turtles found stranded on beaches or incidentally caught in nearshore fishing gear and reported to NMFS or its collaborators.

File Type: Zip

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Data is collected opportunistically as the public reports the stranding to us if they think the turtle needs assistance or has washed ashore dead.

Accuracy:

If the turtle is retrieved by us, then the data collected is as accurate as the staff member recording the data.

Analytical Accuracy:

NA

Quantitation Limits:

NA

Bias:

NA

Comparability:

NA

Completeness Measure:

NA

Precision:

NA

Analytical Precision:

NA

Field Precision:

NA

Sensitivity:

NA

Detection Limit:

NA

Completeness Report:

NA

Conceptual Consistency:

NA

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Data is hand-written on a form and verified by the note-taker. Data is then entered into OTDPS by one staff member and then verified by another staff member to ensure that all data has been entered correctly.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
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: Unknown
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: Unknown
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

Unknown

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

No repository has been determined yet

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: Unknown
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

Unknown

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Data is collected once a report is made to the Marine Animal Response Hotline. The information is then recorded on a data sheet. If the turtle is retrieved additional information is recorded then entered into the Turtle Data Processing System.

Sources

PIR Marine Turtle Strandings

CC ID: 846777
Source Contribution:

MT_EVENT_STRANDINGS

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 846776
Description:

Data are collected opportunistically from stranded turtles within the Pacific Islands Region

Process Contact: Murakawa, Shawn KK
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5731
Email Address: shawn.murakawa@noaa.gov

Child Items

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 5448
Metadata Record Created By: Brent M Miyamoto
Metadata Record Created: 2007-10-16 08:17+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-03-18 17:49+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-09-06
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-09-07