Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: PIR Marine Turtle In Water Captures & Observations, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/5449.

Item Identification

Title: PIR Marine Turtle In Water Captures & Observations
Short Name: PIR Marine Turtle In Water Captures & Observations
Status: In Work
Publication Date: 2015
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 2003, 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 collected by NMFS during survey of nearshore turtle habitat. 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: Marine Turtle Biology and Assessment

Program Lead: T. Todd Jones

Authorities: Endangered Species Act

Ownership: PIFSC

Temporal Resolution: Date

Frequency of Collection: Periodic & opportunistic

Time of Collection: Throughout the year

Types of Data Collected: Ocean captured & observed turtles

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: Oracle

Backups: Available

Update Schedule: Whenever new data are entered

Data Distribution Method: Email

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None MTBAP
None observation
None ocean capture
None pacific sea turtle
None PIFSC
None PSD

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

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: Continually
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 17264
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

Data Steward

CC ID: 17265
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

Distributor

CC ID: 255608
Date Effective From: 2015
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: 255605
Date Effective From: 2015
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 to Shawn.Murakawa@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 202655
Date Effective From: 2006-08-06
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: 202656
W° Bound: 144.617408
E° Bound: -154.789191
N° Bound: 28.217525
S° Bound: -14.560291
Description

Nearshore waters and shorelines of the Hawaiian Archipelago in the north, American Samoa in the south, and the Mariana Archipelago in the west.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 202657
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1976-08-10

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

NA

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 255609
Start Date: 2006
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov/xfer/PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_5449.tgz
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2015 - Present)
File Name: PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_5449.tar
Description:

TDPD provides for the systematic storage, retrieval, and summarization of data collected in the three source categories, one being data collected by NMFS during survey of nearshore turtle habitat. 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 encounter with individual turtles and cross-reference information among data sets. A central turtle ID facilitates this.

File Type: ZIP

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Data are collected from the Pacific Islands Region throughout the year

Accuracy:

Information is collected by MTBAP and its collaborators with varying lengths of training over an extended period of time

Completeness Measure:

Data should be reviewed prior to analysis

Field Precision:

Information is collected by MTBAP and its collaborators with varying lengths of training over an extended period of time

Completeness Report:

Data should be reviewed prior to analysis

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

Awaiting overall PIFSC guidelines

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?:

Firewall on PIFSC's server

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Data was collected in the field on PIFSC data collection forms then data entry was conducted at PIFSC into an Access database.

Sources

MT_EVENT_OCEAN CAPTURE

CC ID: 846745
Contact Role Type: Publisher
Contact Type: Person
Contact Name: Shawn K. K. Murakawa
Publish Date: 2019-06-01
Extent Type: Continuing
Extent Start Date/Time: 2006

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 846746
Description:

Data are collected from turtles either ocean captured or observed from turtles in the Pacific Islands Region

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

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 5449
Metadata Record Created By: Brent M Miyamoto
Metadata Record Created: 2007-10-16 08:20+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-03-18 17:49+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-05-30
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-05-30