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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). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0160329. Accessed [date].
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Distributor NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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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
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: 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
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Avens, Larisa (2017). Gulf of Mexico Kemps ridley sea turtle age and growth from 1988 to 2010 (NCEI Accession 0160329). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0160329. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Avens, Larisa
Principal Investigators
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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 Keywords Provider Keywords
  • Kemp's Ridley
  • Lepidochelys kempii
  • age
  • growth
  • sea turtle
  • skeletochronology
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
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). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0160329. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2017-02-15T22:19:10Z - NCEI Accession 0160329 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
Lineage information for: dataset
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
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