Juvenile loggerhead use of the Gulf Stream off Cape Hatteras, NC
North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
This project is the result of collaboration between the Protected Resources Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Beaufort Laboratory, the UNC Coastal Studies Institute, the North Carolina Aquariums at Pine Knoll Shores and Roanoke Island, and University of Central Florida.
Project sponsor or sponsor description
The tagging and tracking of sea turtles in the Gulf Stream off the North Carolina coast is funded by the North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program.
Dubbs L. 2017. Juvenile loggerhead use of the Gulf Stream off Cape Hatteras, NC. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1490) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=1272).
Researchers from NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service and the UNC Coastal Studies Institute are investigating the use of Gulf Stream waters by sea turtles. We tagged five loggerhead sea turtles that were collected from North Carolina nests and raised in captivity, at the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium. The turtles were tagged with solar-powered satellite transmitters (Microwave Telemetry) at the Roanoke Island Aquarium under the guidance of Dr. Kate Mansfield, who did a study upon which ours was based (Mansfield et al. 2014). The tagged turtles were released in Sargassum mats in the Gulf Stream off the coast of North Carolina.
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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||38.01 - 38.01|
|Longitude||-62.05 - -62.03|
|Coord. prec.||3 decimal digits|
|Data type||Telemetry location|
|Tracklines||YES (ID: 1491)|
|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|