Monthly morphometric data on captive Kemps ridley sea turtles from 1998-2014 (NCEI Accession 0156880)

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This data contains monthly morphometric measurements on captive reared sea turtles at the Galveston, TX NOAA lab. Morphometric measurements are taken to track growth and health. The NOAA Galveston Laboratory is the only place in the world where sea turtles are raised in captivity specifically for fisheries research.
  • Cite as: Higgins, Benjamin (2016). Monthly morphometric data on captive Kemps ridley sea turtles from 1998-2014 (NCEI Accession 0156880). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 1998-08-03 to 2014-09-10
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 29.278028
S: 29.274811
E: -94.81456
W: -94.819688
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Monthly morphometric data on captive Kemps ridley sea turtles 1995-2013
  • Captive sea turtle rearing inventory, feeding, and water chemistry in sea turtle rearing tanks at NOAA Galveston 1995 to 2015 (NCEI Accession 0156869)
  • Summary of sea turtle stranding data documented by NOAA Galveston in the Gulf of Mexico from 1989-01-05 to 2015-12-27 (NCEI Accession 0159757)
  • Galveston Head Start Captive Reared Sea Turtle Program 1979 to 2016 (NCEI Accession 0157625)
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-11-29
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: B5K2TT
Purpose Monitor growth of captive reared sea turtles
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Higgins, Benjamin (2016). Monthly morphometric data on captive Kemps ridley sea turtles from 1998-2014 (NCEI Accession 0156880). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Higgins, Benjamin
Principal Investigators
  • Benjamin Higgins
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Tim Baumer
Publishers
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > REPTILES
Submitter Funding Agency
  • US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center; Galveston, TX Laboratory (SEFSC - Galveston Lab)
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC > Southeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Higgins, Benjamin (2016). Monthly morphometric data on captive Kemps ridley sea turtles from 1998-2014 (NCEI Accession 0156880). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2016-11-29T15:33:11 - NCEI Accession 0156880 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: weight (measured); Units: grams; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: scale.
  • Data Type: carapace length (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: calipers; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Measurement is taken with calipers from the nuchal notch of the carapace to the most posterior tip of the carapace.
  • Data Type: carapace width (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: calipers.
  • Data Type: carapace depth (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: calipers.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • calipers
  • scale
Last Modified: 2018-05-08T02:29:17
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