ARCAS sea turtle strandings at Hawaii, Guatemala 2010-2013
Colum Muccio, Asociacion Rescate y Conservacion de Vida Silvestres (ARCAS)

Dataset credit

Asociacion Rescate y Conservacion de Vida Silvestres (ARCAS)

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Colum Muccio Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association (ARCAS)
Data entry Connie Kot Duke University

Citation

Abstract

In 2011, ARCAS documented the mortality of 39 olive ridley sea turtles in the área of Hawaii on the Pacific coast of Guatemala. Another mortality of 128 turtlesm occured in 2013 in an área stretching roughly from the resort of Monterrico to the Salvadoran border. Unlike the 2011 stranding, which was all but one Green, entirely olive ridleys, the 2013 had more of a mix of species, including 113 olive ridleys, 13 greens, 1 hawksbill and 1 leatherback. at the same time, in neighboring El Salvador, there was a stranding of 190 sea turtles.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

A stranding of Olive Ridley on 8/29/2012 was deleted as the location of this event was inaccurate.

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Attributes

Overview

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Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID (created by OBIS-SEAMAP)
recnumRecord number (created by OBIS-SEAMAP)
noNumber
obs_dateDate of observation
observerObserver
latitudeLatitude of observation (decimal degrees)
longitudeLongitude of observation (decimal degrees)
gpsGPS coordinates (original format)
sectorSector
conditionCondition of stranded sea turtle (alive without injuries, fresh dead, moderately decomposed, dried carcass, skeleton, bones only)
sp_obsObserved species
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
obs_countNumber of animals observed (1)
sexSex (male, female, or unknown)
cclCurved carapace length (cm)
ccwCurved carapace width (cm)
sclStraight carapace length (cm)
scwStraight carapace width (cm)
tagsTags (front left flipper, front right flipper, back left flipper, back right flipper)
returnaddReturn address
injuriesInjuries
obs_timeTime of observation was not available, so "00:00:00" was used
notesTime of observation was not available, so "00:00:00" was used
datasetDataset name
necropsyNecropsy (yes/no)
ttlTotal tail length (cm)
pctlPost-cloacal tail length (cm)
dispositionFinal disposition of the turtle
siteSite
utmzoneUTM zone (15N)
long_utmx in UTM
lat_utmy in UTM
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID1099
Seabirds0
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles24
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total24
Date, Begin2010-10-09
Date, End2013-09-03
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude13.85 - 13.88
Longitude-90.44 - -90.37
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformShore
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Registered2014-02-01
Updated2014-03-21
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (Minimum)
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