University of Eldoret satellite tracked green sea turtles from Kenya 2012 under SWIOFP
University of Eldoret, Kenya

Dataset credit

University of Eldoret, Kenya
Institut Français pour L'Exploitation de la Mer
Kélonia

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Rose Machaku University of Eldoret, Kenya
Secondary contact Mayeul Dalleau CEDTM
Secondary contact Jérôme Bourjea IFREMER
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Machaku, R., M. Dalleau and J. Bourjea. 2014. University of Eldoret satellite tracked green sea turtles from Kenya 2012 under SWIOFP. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1120) on yyyy-mm-dd.

Abstract

Satellites tracking of marine turtles was done to identify the main feeding sites of marine turtle nesting in Kenya and assess the interaction between marine turtle and industrial fisheries during their migration. Three nesting sea turtles were tracked from a beach in the North coast of Kenya (-3.83°S, 39.82°E). One of the turtle moved North to a known foraging creek (Takaungu), while another moved to a foraging ground on the South (Gazi). The third turtle just foraged on the near shore reef within where it was tagged.

Purpose

The purpose of the tracking was identify the main feeding sites of marine turtle nesting in Kenya and assess the interaction between marine turtle and industrial fisheries during their migration.

Supplemental information

N/A

References

Attributes

Overview

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
Only minimum required attributes are visible and downlodable online. Other attributes may be obtained upon provider's permission unless otherwise noted below.

This section explains attributes included in the original dataset. OBIS-SEAMAP restricts the attributes available to the public to date/time, lat/lon and species names/counts only. Should you need other attributes described here, you are encouraged to contact the data provider.

Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID number (generated by OBIS-SEAMAP)
latitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
longitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
tag_idTag ID
obs_datetimeDate and time of observation in local time calculated by OBIS-SEAMAP
datetime_utcDate and time of observation in UTC
lcLocation class
time_zoneTime zone of the datetime_utc values (always UTC)
obs_countNumber of animals (always 1)
age_classAge (always Adult)
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
sp_obsSpecies name recorded
providerData provider
ownerData owner
tagging_latLatitude of tagging location
tagging_lonLongitude of tagging location
countryCountry
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID1120
Seabirds0
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles312
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total312
Date, Begin2012-04-10
Date, End2012-06-26
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-4.51 - -3.33
Longitude39.51 - 40.12
Coord. prec.5 decimal digits
PlatformTag
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1121)
Contr. throughSEAMAP_TO_SWOT
Registered2014-03-10
Updated2014-03-19
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (Minimum)
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