Bald Head Island 2004: Loggerhead Turtles
Marine Turtle Research Group / SEATURTLE.ORG

Dataset credit

Data provider
Marine Turtle Research Group
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
This project is a collaboration among the Marine Turtle Research Group (Brendan Godley, Annette Broderick, Lucy Hawkes), Michael Coyne (SEATURTLE.ORG)the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (Matthew Godfrey) and the Bald Head Island Conservancy.
Project sponsor or sponsor description
This project was funded by grants from the Newport Aquarium, Kentucky, and the Natural Environmental Research Council as well as donations from SEATURTLE.ORG.


Primary contact Brendan Godley Marine Turtle Research Group
Data entry Michael Coyne



This project aims to find out more about the post nesting migratory movements of loggerhead sea turtles from Bald Head Island. Four nesting females were tracked in 2003 and made impressive movements north, using waters as far away as New Jersey. Two of the transmitters are still transmitting. The transmitters provided us with some very useful and interesting novel information about the migratory and foraging behaviour and natural history of the loggerhead sea turtle in North Carolina. This summer's deployments will complement last seasons results and provide us with a wider insight into North Carolina sea turtle biology.



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Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles3,200
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2004-06-11
Date, End2005-12-23
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude29.25 - 39.39
Longitude-81.00 - -67.51
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 406)
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
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