Western Australian Loggerheads - Gnaraloo Station 2015-2016
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Gnaraloo Station Trust via the Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program 2008/16 and the Gnaraloo Feral Animal Control Program (GFACP)2008/15: Monitoring of the Gnaraloo sea turtle rookeries and feral animal control to protect the turtle rookeries: www.gnaraloo.com/conservation www.gnaraloo.org and Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program on Facebook.
Animal Pest Management Services, feral animal control at Gnaraloo for the GFACP 2008/15 to protect the turtle rookeries: www.animalpest.com.au
The Australian Government provided part of the cost of the Gnaraloo satellite turtle tracking project 2015/16 through a Caring for Our Country grant: https://fieldcapture.ala.org.au/project/index/bcb6f263-8527-4093-ae59-7d80f6b79990#details
Brains Design: Creators of the Turtle Tracking App for smartphones: www.brainsdesign.com
Western Australian Department of Parks and Wildlife: Permits.
Aub Strydom and Karen Hattingh . 2017. Western Australian Loggerheads - Gnaraloo Station 2015-2016. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1344) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=1149).
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.
Gnaraloo Loggerhead Turtle Satellite Tagging
Gnaraloo Station is a working pastoral station and wilderness tourism business located in a remote part of mainland Western Australia approximately 1,100 km north of Perth. The station abuts 65 km of pristine coastline at the southern end of the Ningaloo Reef and Ningaloo Marine Park.
The beaches at Gnaraloo Station provide nesting habitat for predominantly loggerhead (Caretta caretta), some green (Chelonia mydas) and possibly hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) turtles generally from November to March each year. The Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program (GTCP) (www.gnaraloo.com/conservation www.gnaraloo.org Facebook) has conducted scientific monitoring of turtle activity at rookeries on the Gnaraloo coastline since 2008.
The nesting range of loggerhead turtles in Western Australia extends from Dirk Hartog Island in the south to the Muiron Islands in the north, with important rookeries in-between including Gnaraloo Bay, Gnaraloo Cape Farquhar, Janes Bay and Bungelup in the Ningaloo Marine Park.
With loggerhead turtles also being satellite tagged at Dirk Hartog Island and South Muiron Island during the season 2015/16 (1 July 2015 – 30 June 2016), the satellite tagging at Gnaraloo by the GTCP forms part of a broader co-ordinated program to understand inter-nesting movements, post-nesting migrations, and identify foraging grounds and potential threats across the turtles' entire nesting range in Western Australia.
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Attributes in dataset provided
|Rays and sharks||0|
|Latitude||-26.51 - -11.77|
|Longitude||111.92 - 131.24|
|Coord. prec.||3 decimal digits|
|Data type||Telemetry location|
|Tracklines||YES (ID: 1345)|
|Contr. through||Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool|
|Sharing policy||Permission required|
|Also availalbe from||None|
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