Satellite tracked leatherback turtles from the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa
Nathan J. Robinson, Cape Eleuthera Institute

Dataset credit

Nathan J. Robinson, Cape Eleuthera Institute

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Nathan Robinson Cape Eleuthera Institute
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

The data were collected from nesting leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) that tracked via satellite transmitters from the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

All the individuals were adult female leatherback turtles that were tagged while on their nesting beaches.

As these data have already been processed in a State-Space Model there is only one location per day and time is not available.

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Attributes

Overview

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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
oidUnique ID number (generated by OBIS-SEAMAP)
tag_idTag/Turtle ID
obs_datetimeDate of the location
lonLongitude in decimal degrees
latLatitude in decimal degrees
ageAge
sexSex
sp_obsSpecies name
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
obs_countNumber of animal. Always 1
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID1809
Seabirds0
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles1,842
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total1,842
Date, Begin2011-11-10
Date, End2013-06-05
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude-42.39 - -15.35
Longitude0.95 - 56.27
Coord. prec.5 decimal digits
PlatformTag
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1810)
Registered2018-04-23
Updated2018-05-04
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (All)
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