Andalusia, Spain. Small loggerheads from a nest at Pulpí (Almería)
Doñana Biological Station (CSIC)-Universitat Politècnica de València

Dataset credit

Data provider
Seguimiento de juveniles de Tortuga boba
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
Doñana Biological Station, CSIC
Universitat Politècnica of València UPV-IGIC
Unidad de Zoología Marina, Universidad de Valencia UV
Asociación Española de Herpetología-AHE
Environmental Office of Andalusia
Aquarium of Sevilla
NGO Equinac
Fundación Hombre y Territorio

Project sponsor or sponsor description
This project was funded by
1. Ministerio de Agricultura y Medio Ambiente (Spain),16MNSV006, Marcaje y seguimiento con emisores satelitales de especies protegidas: tortugas bobas (Caretta caretta) de un año de edad procedentes de nidos del mediterráneo peninsular.
2. Universitat Politècnica de València (ARGOS).
3Fundación Hombre y Territorio which provided funds throw a crowfunding initiative for one of the tags (Morla)


Primary contact Adolfo Marco & Eduardo Belda Seguimiento de juveniles de Tortuga boba
Data entry Michael Coyne



The project aims to study the distribution and dispersal of juvenile loggerheads. The juvenile are < 1 year. They come from a a headstarting program with eggs from a nest found at a beach in Pulpi (Andalusia, Spain). This is the second nest ever found at this region. The nest was found at Palmeras Beach (Pulpi) by a fishermen family and rescued by the NGO Equinac.
Te nest was doomed and the eggs were relocated and incubated at the Doñana Biological Station (CSIC). Neonates were raised at the Acuario de Sevilla (Sevilla, Spain) and the CEGMA of Algeciras. Tagging was conducted by researchers from Universitat Politècnica de Valencia-IGIC and University of Valencia.



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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 turtles863
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2016-06-17
Date, End2017-01-26
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude32.32 - 46.02
Longitude-39.13 - 29.90
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1384)
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
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