Sea turtle population study in the coastal waters of North Carolina from 1988-06-07 to 2015-09-22 (NCEI Accession 0162846)

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This data set contains sea turtle length and weight measurements, sex ratios, species composition, capture and release locations, tagging information, and information on biological samples collected for loggerhead, green, and Kemp's Ridley sea turtle populations in the coastal waters of North Carolina.
  • Cite as: McNeill, B. Joanne (2017). Sea turtle population study in the coastal waters of North Carolina from 1988-06-07 to 2015-09-22 (NCEI Accession 0162846). 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 1988-06-07 to 2015-09-22
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 38.41
S: 33.49
E: -75.4717
W: -79.0755
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Sea turtle in-water population survey and tagging data
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-05-26
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
Sea turtles were double-tagged with Inconel Style 681 tags (National Band and Tag Company, Newport, Kentucky, USA) applied to the trailing edge of each rear flipper. Beginning in 1995, all turtles were additionally tagged with 125 kHz unencrypted Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tags (Destron-Fearing Corp., South St. Paul, Minnesota, USA), injected subcutaneously above the second-most proximal scale of the trailing margin of the left front flipper to ensure identification of the turtle in the event that both Inconel tags were lost. SCL and CCL (notch-to-tip and notch-to-notch) along with SCW and CCW were measured and recorded to the nearest 0.1 cm. Blood samples were collected from the dorsal cervical sinus of the turtle, and skin samples were collected from the trailing edge of the rear flippers. Scute scrapings were collected from the edge of the carapace.


Submission Package ID: RU2AF6
Purpose To characterize loggerhead, green, and Kemp's ridley sea turtle populations that inhabitat inshore and nearshore waters of North Carolina
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: McNeill, B. Joanne (2017). Sea turtle population study in the coastal waters of North Carolina from 1988-06-07 to 2015-09-22 (NCEI Accession 0162846). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • McNeill, B. Joanne
Principal Investigators
  • Joanne Mcneill
    US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center; Beaufort, NC Laboratory (NMFS/SEFSC - Beaufort Lab - NMFS)
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Joanne Mcneill
    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
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
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > REPTILES
Submitter Keywords
  • CCL-notch
  • CCL-tip
  • Caretta caretta
  • Chelonia mydas
  • Circumference
  • Curved Carapace Length (CCL)
  • Curved Carapace Width (CCW)
  • Depth Mid
  • Dermochelys coriacea
  • Genetics
  • Green sea turtle
  • Kemps Ridley
  • Leatherback
  • Lepidochelys kempii
  • Loggerhead
  • SCL-notch
  • SCL-tip
  • Sea Turtles
  • Sex
  • Size
  • Species
  • Straight Carapace Length (SCL)
  • Straight Carapace Width (SCW)
  • Tagging
  • Turtles
  • Weight
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 Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • TRAWL
Submitter Instrument Keywords
  • Calipers
  • Gill net
  • Long haul seine
  • Measuring tape
  • Pound net
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Submitter Place Keywords
  • Coastal Shores of North Carolina
  • North Carolina
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: McNeill, B. Joanne (2017). Sea turtle population study in the coastal waters of North Carolina from 1988-06-07 to 2015-09-22 (NCEI Accession 0162846). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2017-05-26T18:01:19 - NCEI Accession 0162846 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: Sea Turtles (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Tagging (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Turtles (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Genitics (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: growth rate (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Sex (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: size (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Species (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Green sea turtle (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Chelonia mydas (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Loggerhead (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Caretta caretta (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Kemps 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: Leatherback (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: Dermochelys coriacea (measured); Units: na; Observation Type: na; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Data Type: SCL notch (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: calipers; Sampling and Analyzing Method: straight carapace length measured from notch to tip.
  • Data Type: SCL tip (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: calipers; Sampling and Analyzing Method: straight carapace length measured from tip to tip.
  • Data Type: SCW (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: calipers; Sampling and Analyzing Method: straight carapace width.
  • Data Type: CCl notch (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: measuring tape.
  • Data Type: CCL tip (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: measuring tape; Sampling and Analyzing Method: curved carapace length measured from tip to tip.
  • Data Type: CCW (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: measuring tape; Sampling and Analyzing Method: curved carapace width.
  • Data Type: Circumference (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: measuring tape; Sampling and Analyzing Method: body depth of turtle.
  • Data Type: Girth (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: calipers; Sampling and Analyzing Method: body depth of turtle measured with calipers, at highest point of carapace.
  • Data Type: Depth Mid (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: calipers; Sampling and Analyzing Method: body depth of turtle measured with calipers, at mid-point of carapace.
  • Data Type: Weight (measured); Units: kilogram; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: scale.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • calipers
  • scale
  • trawl
Last Modified: 2018-05-02T17:46:48
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