Bepi Project - Adriatic Sea
Paolo Luschi

Dataset credit

Data provider
Islameta Group, Dept. of Biology - University of Pisa
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
ARCHE^ - Research and Educational Activities for Chelonian Conservation, Ferrara, Italy.

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell Emilia-Romagna Bruno Ubertini - Ferrara Section.


Primary contact Dept. Italy Islameta Group, Dept. of Biology - University of Pisa
Data entry Michael Coyne


Italy D. 2018. Bepi Project - Adriatic Sea. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP ( on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT;


The aim of this project is to track a male loggerhead released from Porto Garibaldi, Northern Italy, in the Adriatic sea. The turtle (84 cm CCL; weight 59 kg) was found nearly dead in July 2002 in the same area, and was immediately named Bepi, a local nickname for Giuseppe (Joseph). The turtle had three large injuries on the carapace and a series of fractures of the hind legs. He has since recovered thanks to the efforts of vets of the local Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute and volunteers of a local organisation (ARCHE'). Bepi was deemed ready to be released in September 2003. On 24 Sept. a Telonics ST20 PTT was attached to his carapace with epoxy resin and fiberglass. Afterwards, the turtle was kept for a few days in an at-sea enclosure and released a few km offshore on 3 October.



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Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
Only minimum required attributes are visible and downlodable online. Other attributes may be obtained upon provider's permission unless otherwise noted below.

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

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 turtles242
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2003-10-03
Date, End2003-12-23
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude39.88 - 44.93
Longitude12.14 - 19.08
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1681)
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
StatusNot published
Sharing policy Permission required
Also availalbe from None
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