Apudthama Ranger flatback tracking project
GHD, Xstrata and DERM nesting flatback monitoring
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Bell I. 2016. Apudthama Ranger flatback tracking project. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1213) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=1046).
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.
Little is known of the inter-nesting and feeding habitat used by flatback turtles nesting on the northern part of Cape York Peninsula. This project is part of a state-wide turtle and dugong awareness program designed to shed light on where the feeding areas are for these turtles.
Apudthama Rangers named their turtles ‘Kiku’ and 'Cecilia'.
Kiku and Cecilia laid their eggs on Jardine River beach at approximately 7.30pm on 12 September 2014. Upon finishing laying they were intercepted by the Apudthama rangers and taken back to camp for satellite transmitter attachment, assessment and sampling.
They were also tagged with both titanium tags and pit tags for future identification and mark recapture analysis. They both appeared to be in good health.
Kiku and Cecilia were successfully released and watched from the beach by Rangers as they swam towards the horizon, hopefully to return again soon to nest or shed light on their migration pathways and feeding areas.
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||-16.85 - -9.21|
|Longitude||140.86 - 142.88|
|Coord. prec.||3 decimal digits|
|Data type||Telemetry location|
|Tracklines||YES (ID: 1214)|
|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|