Tracking rehabilitated green turtles from Mabul Island, Sabah, Malaysia
Marine Research Foundation

Dataset credit

Data provider
Marine Research Foundation - Marine Turtle Programme
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
Rehabilitation of sea turtles in Sabah falls under the jurisdiction of the Sabah Wildlife Department, through their Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU). Facilities for rehabilitation are generously provided by Scuba Junkie Dive Resort on Mabul Island, which has a hatchery for safely rearing eggs and three tanks for holding the rehabilitating turtles. The Marine Research Foundation conducts research on the biology and ecology of sea turtles across many sites in the Indo Pacific region, and provides the equipment, along with technical and scientific input to this tracking project.


Primary contact Nicolas Pilcher Marine Research Foundation
Data entry Michael Coyne


Pilcher N. 2020. Tracking rehabilitated green turtles from Mabul Island, Sabah, Malaysia. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP ( on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT;


This tracking project aims to determine the behaviour and movements of rehabilitated juvenile green sea turtles, which were brought to the Scuba Junkie rehabilitation center on Mabul Island, and cared for under the careful supervision by the Sabah Wildlife Department veterinarians.



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Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles1,478
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2017-06-25
Date, End2018-03-30
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude1.94 - 4.38
Longitude118.43 - 128.97
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1503)
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
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