Sea Turtles of Dominica
DomSeTCO/Oceans Forward

Dataset credit

Data provider
Dominica Sea Turtle Conservation Organization and Oceans Forward
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
Oceans Forward: Leverages technology to empower communities to bring about ocean conservation. Oceans Forward supports innovative science and local actions that have the potential to scale up and change the world.


Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Bob Cooper Dominica Sea Turtle Conservation Organization and Oceans Forward
Data entry Michael Coyne seaturtle.org

Citation

Abstract

DomSeTCO has been working in Dominica for many years teaching ocean and island conservation. Island ecosystems are fragile at best and with human intervention can become destabilized quickly. DomSeTCO has worked tirelessly for years conserving the sea turtles that make Dominica their home either permanently or temporarily. This project has dual purpose: first, to elucidate the habitats frequented by nesting leatherbacks in the waters of Dominica and their migratory routes for determining sites for high seas MPA's; Second, to be models in the classroom for the global nature of populations and how one small island can effect a global population.

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.
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Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
OBIS-SEAMAP ID1386
Seabirds0
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles741
Rays and sharks592
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total1,333
Date, Begin2016-05-29
Date, End2018-08-04
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude15.27 - 64.81
Longitude-61.28 - -7.02
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
PlatformTag
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1387)
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Registered2016-06-21
Updated2018-10-09
StatusPublished
Sharing policy Permission required
Also available from None
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