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PIR Marine Turtle In Water Captures & Observations

Metadata Updated: March 16, 2024

Effective management of marine turtle data is essential to maximize their research value and enable timely population assessments and recovery monitoring. To provide such capabilities at the National Marine Fisheries Service, a comprehensive Turtle Data Processing System (TDPS, formally called Marine Turtle Data Management System) was created. The system was written in DBase III and Clipper and implemented on IBM/PC-compatible computers running under MS-DOS. As of 2003, TDPS was upgraded into Microsoft Access. The TDPS is modular, supporting data of various types. Cross-referencing and multiple-encounter analysis are enabled through a core database file of individual turtle identifications, based on uniquely-inscribed flipper tags and passive-integrative transponder tags.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date September 2, 2022
Metadata Updated Date March 16, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2015 (publication)
Frequency Of Update continual

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS PIFSC

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date September 2, 2022
Metadata Updated Date March 16, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2015 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:5449
Access Constraints Cite As: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: PIR Marine Turtle In Water Captures & Observations [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: NA
Bbox East Long -154.789191
Bbox North Lat 28.217525
Bbox South Lat -14.560291
Bbox West Long 144.617408
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update continual
Harvest Object Id 3e0bbfe1-fe8e-459f-a225-a394fe481a03
Harvest Source Id c0beac72-5f43-4455-8c33-1b345fbc2dfe
Harvest Source Title NMFS PIFSC
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Lineage Data was collected in the field on PIFSC data collection forms then data entry was conducted at PIFSC into an Access database.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1976-08-10

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