Israel's sea turtle monitoring program
Isreal's Sea Turtle Monitoring Program
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Center I. 2016. Israel's sea turtle monitoring program. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1185) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=1003).
Coyne, M. S., and B. J. Godley. 2005. Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT): an integrated system for archiving, analyzing and mapping animal tracking data. Marine Ecology Progress Series. Vol. 301: 1-7.
Halpin, P.N., A.J. Read, E. Fujioka, B.D. Best, B. Donnelly, L.J. Hazen, C. Kot, K. Urian, E. LaBrecque, A. Dimatteo, J. Cleary, C. Good, L.B. Crowder, and K.D. Hyrenbach. 2009. OBIS-SEAMAP: The world data center for marine mammal, sea bird, and sea turtle distributions. Oceanography. 22(2):104-115.
The Israeli Nature and Parks Authority (NPA)operates this turtle monitoring program, sponsored by the NPA together with Israel Electric Company, to track rehabilitated sea turtles – mainly Loggerheads (Carreta carreta) and Green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas).
Tracked turtles were released to sea after spending several months at the Israel Sea Turtle Rescue Center, to which they arrive suffering from various injuries. The purpose of this current monitoring program is to learn about these turtles' habits and behavior – post rehabilitation, to get a better understanding on their rehabilitation needs.
Previous monitoring programs focused on nesting females as well as Green turtles released after being kept in captivity as part of a breeding stock project, aimed to help increase the number of hatchlings in the wild. Tracking healthy turtles at sea allows the identification of feeding zones and migration paths, information of paramount importance for the protection of these endangered species.
Visit STAT's project page for additional information.
Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
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
|Rays and sharks||0|
|Latitude||31.06 - 32.88|
|Longitude||32.86 - 34.93|
|Coord. prec.||3 decimal digits|
|Data type||Telemetry location|
|Tracklines||YES (ID: 1186)|
|Contr. through||Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool|
|Sharing policy||Permission required|
|Also availalbe from||None|
|See metadata in static HTML|
|See metadata in FGDC XML|
|See download history / statistics|