Juveniles de la (of) Guajira
C. Vasquez

Dataset credit

Data provider
Conservation stewardship of green sea turtles
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
Grupo de custodios de tortugas marinas de Bahia Hondita
Conservacion Internacional-cOLOMBIA

Project sponsor or sponsor description
College of Arts and sciences of University of Miami
Department of Biology of University of Miami (Universidad de Miami)


Primary contact C. Vasquez Conservation stewardship of green sea turtles
Data entry Michael Coyne seaturtle.org



Este proyecto intenta expandir un programa de conservacion de tortugas marinas que se esta realizando en el norte de la peninsula de la Guajira en Colombia por un grupo de pescadores de la comunidad indigena Wayuu de las zona de Bahia Hondita y Punta Gallinas. Este grupo ha protegido playas de anidacion, hembras anidantes, huevos y nidos. Sin embargo, la Guajira cuenta con aguas costeras en donde habitan numeros juveniles y subadultos de la especie Chelonia mydas. El prinicpal objetivo de este programa de telemetria satelital es monitorear individuos de C. mydas en estadio juvenil para observer cuales areas estan utilizando y testear si estan tomando residencia en estos habitats y por cuanto tiempo.

The project intends to expand a program of marine turtles conservation in the north of La Guajira peninsula of Colombia carried out by a group of local fishermen from the Wayuu indigenous community of the bahia Hondita bay and Punta Gallinas sectors. The group has been protecting nesting beaches, females, nests and eggs. However, La Guajira harbors nearshore waters with numerous juveniles and subadults of the species Chelonia mydas. The main purpose of this tracking program is to monitor individual juvenile C. mydas to observe which areas of La Guajira they area using and to test if they are taking residency at these habitats and for how long.



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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
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)
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles133
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2015-08-11
Date, End2015-09-15
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude12.38 - 12.49
Longitude-71.74 - -71.27
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1313)
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Also availalbe from None
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