Bald Head Island 2003: Loggerhead Turtles
Marine Turtle Research Group
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
The project is a collaboration among the Bald Head Island Conservancy and the Marine Turtle Research Group (Annette Broderick, Brendan Godley, Lucy Hawkes) and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (Matthew Godfrey).
Project sponsor or sponsor description
This work was possible as a result of the financial and inkind support of the Anderson Family, Crumpler Family, Humphries Family, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Newport Aquarium, PADI Project Aware, Progress Energy, Ann Pickering, and Juanita Roushdy.
Godley B. 2016. Bald Head Island 2003: Loggerhead Turtles. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/368) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=1).
Coyne, M. S., and B. J. Godley. 2005. Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT): an integrated system for archiving, analyzing and mapping animal tracking data. Marine Ecology Progress Series. Vol. 301: 1-7.
Halpin, P.N., A.J. Read, E. Fujioka, B.D. Best, B. Donnelly, L.J. Hazen, C. Kot, K. Urian, E. LaBrecque, A. Dimatteo, J. Cleary, C. Good, L.B. Crowder, and K.D. Hyrenbach. 2009. OBIS-SEAMAP: The world data center for marine mammal, sea bird, and sea turtle distributions. Oceanography. 22(2):104-115.
This project aims to find out more about the at-sea behaviour of loggerhead sea turtles following nesting on the beaches of Bald Head Island, North Carolina. We deployed 4 satellite transmitters or Platform Terminal Transmitters (PTT?s) on loggerhead sea turtles in July 2003. This has allowed us to track the long distance movements of these turtles and has given insights into migratory and foraging behaviour.
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||0|
|Latitude||33.14 - 39.09|
|Longitude||-78.22 - -74.52|
|Coord. prec.||3 decimal digits|
|Data type||Telemetry location|
|Tracklines||YES (ID: 369)|
|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|