IMMS Ridley 7
Institute for Marine Mammal Studies

Dataset credit

Data provider
Institute for Marine Mammal Studies
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
We are partnering with 3 local high schools that will track the sea turtles' progress. The turtles were named after the schools' respective mascots: Greyhound (Ocean Springs High School), Admiral (Gulfport High School), and Bearcat (Long Beach High School).

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Andy Coleman Institute for Marine Mammal Studies
Data entry Michael Coyne seaturtle.org

Citation

Abstract

Turtles are an important component of the ecosystem, and may serve as a key biological indicator of the health of their environments. They are constantly impacted by a variety of both natural and anthropogenic factors.
Satellite telemetry is a powerful tool for examining short- and long-term movements of these protected species and enhancing conservation and management efforts. These observations will allow us to examine how much time these turtles actually spend in the Mississippi Sound and what microhabitats they utilize. The use of satellite tags on recently rehabilitated and released sea turtles will increase our knowledge about the daily activities and habitat fidelity of these animals.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

Visit STAT's project page for additional information.

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 ID1211
Seabirds0
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles1,644
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total1,644
Date, Begin2014-09-06
Date, End2015-01-16
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude28.21 - 30.43
Longitude-90.09 - -88.57
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
PlatformTag
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1212)
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Registered2014-12-12
Updated2017-03-07
StatusPublished
Sharing policy Permission required
Also availalbe from None
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