Marine Wildlife Behavior Database
Metadata
This section will be shown when any amphibious species groups (i.e., sea turtles and pinnipeds) are selected in the Reference Section. Time atsea refers to the duration of time in days that amphibious animals spend at sea, whereas Time onland refers to the duration of time in days that amphibious animals spend on land.
 Time AtSea Minimum
TSL_TimeAtSeaMin(days): The minimum duration that the animal(s) spent continuously in the water(days).
 Time AtSea Maximum
TSL_TimeAtSeaMax(days): The maximum duration that the animal(s) spent continuously in the water(days).
 Time AtSea Mean
TSL_TimeAtSeaMean(days): The mean or average duration that the animal(s) spent continuously in the water (days).
 Time AtSea Median
TSL_TimeAtSeaMedian(days): The middle value in the distribution of the duration at sea (days). If there is an even number of time atsea values, it is the average of the two middle values.
 Time AtSea Mode
TSL_TimeAtSeaMode(days): The most common time atsea value; in the frequency distribution, the time atsea with the greatest number of frequencies (days).
 Time AtSea Standard Deviation
TSL_TimeAtSeaStdDev: To express the degree of dispersion in the time atsea data, the standard deviation (square root of the variance) should be entered (days).
 Time OnLand Minimum
TSL_TimeOnLandMin(days): The minimum duration that the animal(s) spent continuously on land (days).
 Time OnLand Maximum
TSL_TimeOnLandMax(days): The maximum duration that the animal(s) spent continuously on land (days).
 Time OnLand Mean
TSL_TimeOnLandMean(days): The mean or average duration that the animal(s) spent continuously on land (days).
 Time OnLand Median
TSL_TimeOnLandMedian(days): The middle value in the distribution of time spent on land (days). If there is an even number of time onland values, it is the average of the two middle values.
 Time OnLand Mode
TSL_TimeOnLandMode(days): The most common time onland value; in the frequency distribution, the time onland with the greatest number of frequencies (days).
 Time OnLand Standard Deviation
TSL_TimeOnLandStdDev: To express the degree of dispersion in the time onland data, the standard deviation (square root of the variance) should be entered (days).
 Comments
TSL_Comments: Freeform field to note complications with data entry, information to review at a later date, etc.
