La tortuga verde en las islas Canarias / Green turtles in the Canary Islands
ADS Biodiversidad

Dataset credit

Data provider
ADS Biodiversidad
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
Asociación para el Desarrollo Sostenible y Conservación de la Biodiversidad (ADS Biodiversidad)

Departamento de Biología de la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Centro de Recuperación de Fauna Silvestre del Cabildo de Gran Canaria

Centro de Recuperación de Fauna Silvestre La Tahonilla del Cabildo de Tenerife
Project sponsor or sponsor description
Fundación Biodiversidad del Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Ana Liria ADS Biodiversidad
Data entry Michael Coyne seaturtle.org

Citation

Abstract

Español

En las aguas de las islas Canarias (este del Atlántico) se pueden observar diferentes especies de tortugas marinas. Una de ellas es la tortuga verde (Chelonia mydas), menos frecuente que la tortuga boba (Caretta caretta), y de la que se dispone de muy poca información.

La ONG ADS Biodiversidad desarrolla actualmente un proyecto centrado en la tortuga verde y del que forma parte este programa de marcaje con transmisor. Dicho proyecto pretende determinar el origen de estos ejemplares, conocer su distribución en esta zona, qué tipo de hábitats están usando, y si están ligados o no a áreas con alguna figura de protección como, por ejemplo, la red Natura 2000. Además, se identificarán las principales presiones y amenazas a las que están expuestas estas tortugas.

Los resultados obtenidos se divulgarán entre la población local, siendo para muchos desconocida su presencia en estas aguas, incluso para algunos profesionales como pescadores y buceadores con los que interaccionan directamente.

*Título completo del proyecto: La tortuga verde (Chelonia mydas) y la red Natura 2000 en Canarias.

English

Several species of sea turtles can be observed in waters off the Canary Islands (Eastern Atlantic). One of them is the green turtle (Chelonia mydas), less frequent than the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), and with little information.

The NGO ADS Biodiversidad is currently developing a project based on the green turtle and this satellite tracking programme forms part of it. The aims of this project are to determine the origin of these individuals, know their distribution in this area, determine the habitats that they are using and define if they are linked or not to protected areas (e.g. Natura 2000 network). Furthermore, the main pressures and threats that are affecting to this species will be determined.

Results of this project will be disclosed among the local population, that poorly know the presence of the species in Canarian waters, even for some professionals that interact directly with them (e.g. fishermen and divers).

Project title: The green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the Natura 2000 network in the Canary Islands.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

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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
project_idSTAT Project ID
prognumProgram number
tag_idPTT ID
datetime_utcDate and time in UTC
lcLocation class
iqQuality indicator
latitudeLatitude 1
longitudeLongitude 1
dir1Dir 1
nb_mesNumber of messages received
big_nb_mesdefinition not provided
best_levelBest signal strength in dB
pass_durationPass duration in seconds
nopcNumber Of Plausibility Checks successful (from 0-4)
calcul_freqCalculated frequency
altitudeAltitude used for location calculation
sensorsSensors
speciesSpecies name
sp_tsnITIS Taxonomic Serial Number
lc_filterParameters to location filtering
speed_filterParameters to speed filtering
distance_filterParameters to distance filtering
topo_filterParameters to topo filtering
time_filterParameters to time filtering
angle_filterParameters to angle filtering
life_stageLife stage of the animal
genderGender of the animal
wetdryWet or dry
wetdry_filterParameters to Wet or dry filterint
obs_datetimeDate and time (local time zone)
timezone_hTime difference from UTC
obs_countAnimal count (always 1)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID1170
Seabirds0
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles1,410
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total1,410
Date, Begin2014-04-26
Date, End2014-11-29
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude27.71 - 28.25
Longitude-17.29 - -15.61
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
PlatformTag
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1171)
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Registered2014-06-13
Updated2017-09-01
StatusPublished
Sharing policy Permission required
Also availalbe from None
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