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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Kristen Hart
Publication_Date: 2007
Title: Mangrove Terrapin Mark Recapture Study data
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: spreadsheet
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/impacts_est/index.html>
Description:
Abstract:
In 2001 a mark-recapture study on mangrove terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in the Big Sable Creek (BSC) complex within Everglades National Park was initiated. The summary data for terrapins in BSC were collected over 5 sampling trips in a two-year period (November 2001 - October 2003) and from analysis of individual terrapin capture histories.
Purpose:
Study objectives were to estimate adult survival probablility, capture probablilty, and abundance of terrapins at this study site. This allowed the establishment of the first baseline assessment for mangrove terrapins in the coastal Everglades.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 200111
Ending_Date: 200310
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: Big Sable Creek complex
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.16
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.14
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.28
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.26
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: biology
Theme_Keyword: diamondback terrapins
Theme_Keyword: mangroves
Theme_Keyword: estuaries
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: 002
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: 012
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: US
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the outlying areas of the United States, and associated areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, DC, NIST
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: FL
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, FIPS 6-3, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: Monroe County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Big Sable Creek
Place_Keyword: Everglades National Park
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Southwest coast
Taxonomy:
Keywords/Taxon:
Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Taxonomic_Keywords: animals
Taxonomic_System:
Classification_System/Authority:
Classification_System_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Department of the Interior - U.S. Geological Survey Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Publication_Date: 2000
Title: Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Database
Other_Citation_Details:
Retrieved from the Integrated Taxonomic Information System on-line database, <http://www.itis.gov>.
Online_Linkage: <http://www.itis.gov>
Taxonomic_Procedures:
We worked throughout navigable, mangrove-lined tidal creeks within the BSC complex and conducted all sampling trips around new moons to take advantage of spring tides (i.e., highest high and lowest low tides). Dip netting was most successful during a 2-hour window around both day and evening low tides.
Taxonomic_Completeness: unknown
General_Taxonomic_Coverage: Diamondback terrapins are identified to the subspecies level
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Empire
Taxon_Rank_Value: Biovitae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Kingdom
Taxon_Rank_Value: Animalia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Phylum
Taxon_Rank_Value: Chordata
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subphylum
Taxon_Rank_Value: Vertebrata
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Class
Taxon_Rank_Value: Reptilia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
Taxon_Rank_Value: Testudines
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Emydidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Malaclemys
Applicable_Common_Name: Diamondback Terrapins
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Malackemys terrapin
Applicable_Common_Name: Diamondback Terrapin
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subspecies
Taxon_Rank_Value: Malaclemys terrapin rhizophorarum
Applicable_Common_Name: Mangrove Diamondback Terrapin
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Kristen Hart
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical address
Address: 600 4th Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3035
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2032
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kristen_hart@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/posters/terrapin_pop/images/collmapx.jpg>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: map of collection sites for M. terrapin genetic analysis
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/posters/terrapin_pop/images/locmapnx.jpg>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
map showing location of study site in Everglades National Park on the Cape Sable Peninsula
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Native_Data_Set_Environment: MS Excel

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: not applicable
Completeness_Report: not available
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Description:
Mark-recapture techniques were used for Diamondback terrapins. Three weeklong sampling trips were made to the Big Sable Creek system to capture, mark, and recapture terrapins. Captures were concentrated in the upper reaches of creeks in the system. On each sampling trip, named creeks and their navigable branches were surveyed systematically for terrapins at AM and PM low tides. Dip nets were used to capture turtles, with the new moon tides providing the best conditions for capture success.
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Description:
In addition to taking standard morphometric measurements on each turtle and recording a GPS location for each capture and recapture location, we marked each newly captured terrapin in four ways: (1) by notching the marginal scutes in a systematic pattern, (2) by inserting an individually numbered 9-or 10-digit alpha-numeric passively induced transponder (PIT) tag, (3) by taking head-on, dorsal, ventral, and side view photographs for photo-id (with particular emphasis on capturing the unique pattern of each turtle’s plastron), and (4) by taking blood samples to be screened for microsatellite DNA markers which resulted in locus-specific scores for each individual. For consistency, K. Hart performed all the notching, PIT tagging, photographing, and blood sampling throughout the study. We used the redundant marking system to ensure no tag loss or errors in identification. We also used strict, consistent protocols to catalog animals so that the possibility of misidentification would be essentially zero. We re-weighed and re-measured recaptured turtles, and released all new turtles after workup at their original capture site and all recaptured turtles at their recapture location. Additionally, we attached radiotransmitters to a subset of females to conduct short-term tracking in the study site. For analyses, we constructed a unique 5-capture history for each of the 300 terrapins from the capture and recapture data collected on each trip. Each capture history consisted of the seen (1) or not seen (0) record of the individual during each of the five sampling periods.

We marked a total of 300 terrapins. We captured 24 animals in crab pots on the first sampling trip (November 2001), but thereafter captured terrapins only with dip nets.

Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Lab
Methodology_Description:
We used Program MARK and AIC model selection procedures to derive estimates of survival and capture probability. We used JOLLY Model B to estimate population size.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Significant progress has been made on quantitatively establishing baseline patterns of the distribution and abundance of diamondback terrapins in the Big Sable Creek complex.
Process_Date: 2001
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Terrapin sampling using dip nets in the Big Sable Creek complex was initiated in November 2001. Samples were also taken in July 2002 and December 2002. Over 250 animals are marked, 10 females have been radio-tagged and samples have been collected for genetic analysis.
Process_Date: 2003
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Work completed in FY 2004 included:

We continued to define population structure and genetics of Diamondback terrapins at Big Sable Creek complex immediately south of Shark River. A total of 300 unique individuals with a male: female sex ratio of 1.2:1.0 have been captured, measured, weighed, PIT tagged and had blood drawn for genetic samples. Initial population size estimate is about 1,415 individuals based on the Schnabel method. We estimated downed log cover in 6 headwater creeks to correlate with terrapin capture locations. Final objectives are to refine this population estimate, better characterize habitat use, and finish analysis of blood samples previously collected for DNA characterization.

Process_Date: 2004
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Ongoing work:

Future analysis of mark-recapture data will allow for determination of effects of hurricanes (i. E., Hurricane Wilma, October 24, 2005) on terrapin survival and capture probabilities.

Genetic analysis is continuing for this population to determine hurricane effects on allele frequencies over time.

Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Kristen Hart
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical address
Address: 600 4th Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3035
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2032
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kristen_hart@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: SW Florida coast

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Data available in an Excel spreadsheet include: turtle id #; capture date; gender; sch (cm) straight carapace height; scl (cm) straight carapace length; scw (cm) straight carapace width; mass (g); ccl (cm) curved carapace length; ccw (cm) curved carapace width; spl (cm) straight plastron length; and spw (cm) straight plastron width. An * denotes carapace anomoly.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: USGS personnel

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S.Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hhenkel@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: Terrapin Mark-Recapture Study
Distribution_Liability: The data have no implied or explicit guarantees
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: MS Excel
Format_Version_Number: unknown
Transfer_Size: 0.05
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/impacts_est/index.html>
Access_Instructions: Data may be downloaded from the SOFIA website
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20071001
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name:
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata Part 1:Biological Data Profile
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999

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