Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: PIR Marine Turtle Nesting and Basking, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/5452.

Item Identification

Title: PIR Marine Turtle Nesting and Basking
Short Name: PIR Marine Turtle Nesting and Basking
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 2017, TDPS was updated 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-integrated 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 on nesting activity collected by NMFS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) or other collaborating biologists from turtle nesting beaches. 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 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: Daily

Time of Collection: Summer field season in the NWHI or fall in the south Pacific region

Types of Data Collected: Nesting 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 nest
None Pacific sea turtles
None PIFSC
None PSD

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Date

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None American Samoa
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
Location Description:

1845 Wasp Boulevard

Building 176

Data Set Information

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

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 17367
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: 17368
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: 255654
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: 255655
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 Shawn.Murakawa@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 202668
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: 202671
W° Bound: -177.395907
E° Bound: -154.789191
N° Bound: 28.217525
S° Bound: -14.560291
Description

Shorelines of the Hawaiian Archipelago and American Samoa

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 202672
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1965-08-06

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

NA

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 263901
Start Date: 2019-06-01
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov/xfer/PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_5452.tgz
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2015 - Present)
File Name: PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_5452.tgz
Description:

All turtles 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 facilitates this. If no tag is applied then a non-random assigned identifier will be given.

File Type: Zip

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Data are collected at nesting site locations during the summer field seasons in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands or fall in the South Pacific region.

Accuracy:

Information is collected by multiple observers 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 multiple observers 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 TDPS 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 PIFSC overall 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?:

PIFSC ITS performs scheduled back-ups

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_NESTING

CC ID: 839695
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: 1990-01-01

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 846673
Description:

Data are collected from nesting turtles from the Pacific Islands Region

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

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 5452
Metadata Record Created By: Brent M Miyamoto
Metadata Record Created: 2007-10-16 08:24+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