Manx Basking Shark Watch 2017-2018
Manx Basking Shark Watch
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Dr Matt Witt of Exeter University has also been tagging basking sharks. He and his team very kindly analyse our tag data with theirs, adding huge value to our work. We have jointly published papers about this work in Nature Scientific Papers. See the paper here https://www.nature.com/articles/srep42837
Project sponsor or sponsor description
The Manx Government's Department of Environment, Fisheries and Agriculture (DEFA) generously supports the running costs of Happy Jack, the MBSW research boat.
The Manx Lottery Trust very kindly sponsored Mae's SPOT tag.
Watch J. 2017. Manx Basking Shark Watch 2017-2018. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1512) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=1279).
Manx Basking Shark Watch is a charity with two aims
1: To study basking sharks.
2: To help the public to understand as much as possible about these enigmatic endangered animals and our work with them.
Visit STAT's project page for additional information.
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||26|
|Latitude||51.12 - 55.30|
|Longitude||-7.85 - -4.85|
|Coord. prec.||3 decimal digits|
|Data type||Telemetry location|
|Tracklines||YES (ID: 1513)|
|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|