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)

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This data 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.
  • Cite as: Higgins, Benjamin (2017). 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). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0159757. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1989-01-05 to 2015-12-27
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.01967
S: 25.8475
E: -93.03
W: -97.53667
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Summary of sea turtle strandings documented by NOAA Galveston 1995 - Present
  • Captive sea turtle rearing inventory, feeding, and water chemistry in sea turtle rearing tanks at NOAA Galveston 1995 to 2015 (NCEI Accession 0156869)
  • Monthly morphometric data on captive Kemps ridley sea turtles from 1998-2014 (NCEI Accession 0156880)
  • Galveston Head Start Captive Reared Sea Turtle Program 1979 to 2016 (NCEI Accession 0157625)
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-03-02
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
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: B93XJF
Purpose Record in real time sea turtle strandings on the upper Texas coast.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Higgins, Benjamin (2017). 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). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0159757. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Higgins, Benjamin
Principal Investigators
  • Benjamin Higgins
    US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center; Galveston, TX Laboratory (SEFSC - Galveston Lab)
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Tim Baumer
    US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center; Galveston, TX Laboratory (SEFSC - Galveston Lab)
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center; Galveston, TX Laboratory
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES
Provider Keywords
  • Caretta caretta
  • Chelonia mydas
  • Dermochelys coriacea
  • Eretmochelys imbricata
  • Kemp's ridley
  • Lepidochelys kempii
  • Protected Species
  • Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network (STSSN)
  • Straight Carapace Length
  • green turtle
  • hawksbill
  • leatherback
  • loggerhead
  • sea turtle
  • stranding
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 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 (2017). 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). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0159757. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2017-03-02T17:49:15Z - NCEI Accession 0159757 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: Caretta caretta (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Chelonia mydas (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Dermochelys coriacea (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Eretmochelys imbricata (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: green turtle (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: hawksbill (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Kemp's ridley (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: leatherback (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Lepidochelys kempii (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: loggerhead (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: sea turtle (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: sea turtle stranding and salvage network (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: STSSN (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: stranding (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Streight Carapace Length (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: calipers.
  • Data Type: Protected Species (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • calipers
Last Modified: 2019-01-07T19:43:41Z
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