Rehabilitated loggerhead from southern Italy
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
L'iniziativa e' stata realizzata con la collaborazione di Earth Day Italia, il principale partner italiano dell'Earth Day Network che in Italia lavora per promuovere la formazione di una nuova coscienza ambientale ed organizza concerti nelle piazze piu' importanti di Italia, e del media partner Donna Moderna che ha promosso una raccolta fondi sulle pagine del settimanale.

The event was accomplished with the collaboration of the magazine Donna Moderna, media partner which promoted several charity events on its magazine, and the Earth Day Italia, main Earth Day Network Italian partner; Earth Day Italia works to promote a new environmental awareness through public events (like music concerts) in the most important Italian squares.


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


Italy D. 2018. Rehabilitated loggerhead from southern Italy. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP ( on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT;


Il 5 giugno 2013, in occasione della Giornata Nazionale dell'Ambiente, presso la spiaggia di Brancaleone (RC) e' stata liberata Rughetta, una tartaruga in difficolta' salvata dai biologi del Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine CTS di Brancaleone. Grazie ad una collaborazione con l'Universita' di Pisa, un apparecchio satellitare e' stato posizionato sul carapace dell'esemplare, ed e' ora possibile seguire gli spostamenti studiandone quindi il comportamento.

During the National Environmental Day (5 June 2013) a turtle named Rughetta was released at the Brancaleone beach (Reggio Calabria. Rughetta is a turtle that had problems and so she was helped by the biologists of the Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine, funded by CTS (Centro Turistico Studentesco e Giovanile. Thanks to the collaboration with the University of Pisa, a satellite transmitter has been installed on her shell, and so we can now follow her movements and understand her behaviour.



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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 turtles279
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2013-06-05
Date, End2013-08-29
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude35.01 - 39.32
Longitude11.40 - 16.55
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1685)
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Also availalbe from None
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