Gulf of Mexico Kemps ridley sea turtle age and growth from 1988 to 2010 (NCEI Accession 0160329)

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This dataset involves analysis of skeletal growth marks in humerus bones of 333 Kemps ridley sea turtles stranded dead along the Gulf of Mexico US coast (hatchling to adult) and provides age, growth rate, and stage duration estimates.
  • Cite as: Avens, Larisa (2017). Gulf of Mexico Kemps ridley sea turtle age and growth from 1988 to 2010 (NCEI Accession 0160329). 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 1988-01-01 to 2010-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.6
S: 25.5
E: -81
W: -97.5
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Gulf of Mexico Kemps ridley sea turtle age and growth
  • Loggerhead oceanic stage duration in North Atlantic Ocean from 1984 to 2009 (NCEI Accession 0157929)
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-02-15
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: PH652U
Purpose To characterize size-at-age relationships, growth patterns, age and size at maturation, and adult stage duration for Kemps ridley sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Avens, Larisa (2017). Gulf of Mexico Kemps ridley sea turtle age and growth from 1988 to 2010 (NCEI Accession 0160329). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Avens, Larisa
Principal Investigators
  • Larisa Avenas
    US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center; Beaufort, NC Laboratory (NMFS/SEFSC - Beaufort Lab - NMFS)
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Larisa Avens
    US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center; Beaufort, NC Laboratory (NMFS/SEFSC - Beaufort Lab - NMFS)
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center; Beaufort, NC Laboratory (NMFS/SEFSC - Beaufort Lab - NMFS)
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
Submitter Datatype Keywords
  • Kemp's Ridley
  • Lepidochelys kempii
  • age
  • growth
  • sea turtle
  • skeletochronology
Submitter Related Funding Agency
  • US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center; Beaufort, NC Laboratory (NMFS/SEFSC - Beaufort Lab - NMFS)
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 Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
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: Avens, Larisa (2017). Gulf of Mexico Kemps ridley sea turtle age and growth from 1988 to 2010 (NCEI Accession 0160329). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2017-02-15T22:19:10 - NCEI Accession 0160329 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: age (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: growth (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: tape measure.
  • Data Type: Kemp's ridley (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Lepidochelys kempii (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Sea Turtle (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: skeletochronology (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: 1988-2010 (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • visual observation
Last Modified: 2018-05-08T13:04:05
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