Palau Marine Turtle Conservation and Monitoring Program
Marine Turtle Conservation and Monitoring Program, BMR Palau
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Eberdong J. 2020. Palau Marine Turtle Conservation and Monitoring Program. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/381) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=188).
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.
More data on marine turtle abundance, distribution, nesting success, mortality, and movement throughout the Republic of Palau must be gathered to better ensure the survival and restoration of healthy turtle populations. The Palau Marine Turtle Conservation and Monitoring Program’s goal is to continue to assess, publicize, and improve the current status of the critically endangered hawksbill turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, as well as the threatened green turtle, Chelonia mydas. The nation-wide turtle program, initiated in September of 2004, has established a national management program that includes nesting beach monitoring, flipper tagging, satellite transmitter tracking, and foraging surveys. This program is the catalyst for collaborative efforts with local, regional, and international partners to improve turtle management in Palau.
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Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
Attributes in dataset provided
|Rays and sharks||0|
|Latitude||-53.64 - 47.69|
|Longitude||70.24 - 237.89|
|Coord. prec.||3 decimal digits|
|Data type||Telemetry location|
|Tracklines||YES (ID: 382)|
|Contr. through||Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool|
|Sharing policy||Permission required|
|Also available from||None|
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