Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) 2005: Loggerhead Turtles
Marine Turtle Research Group
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
This satellite tracking project is a collaboration among the Cape Verde Instituto Nacional Desenvolvimento Das Pescas (Sonia Merino, Vito Melo), the Marine Turtle Research Group (Brendan Godley, Annette Broderick, Lucy Hawkes), SEATURTLE.ORG (Michael Coyne, Matthew Godfrey) and the Universidad Las Palmas, Canary Islands (Luis Felipe Lopez Jurado, Nuria Varo, Pedro Lopez-Suarez, Daniel Cejudo). The ongoing turtle monitoring and conservation project is being supported by Hydrocarpo, an Interreg IIIB project (UE) ; a Canarian and Cape Verde Government
initiative implemented by the Cape Verde Instituto Nacional Desenvolvimento Las Pescas and the Instituto Canario de Ciencias Marinas , Canary islands (Spain).
Noting the regional importance of this work, WWF-WARPO are working with project partners to help the project disseminate its findings to maximum effect.
Project sponsor or sponsor description
This project was funded by generous grants from the British Chelonia Group, the Natural Environmental Research Council, and SEATURTLE.org.
Godley B. 2016. Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) 2005: Loggerhead Turtles. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/404) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=89).
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.
Continuing from last years immensely successful project at Boavista, the team will be deploying 5 transmitters this summer at Boavista. Last years results showed that turtles from Cape Verde actually use one of 2 different strategies of migration after nesting. This year we return to investigate these strategies, specifically to determine whether large adult turtles, discovered last year to feed off the coast of Guinea and Sierra Leone, employ a different strategy from smaller adult turtles that feed in the open ocean. The turtles will again be given special Creole names by local students. Creole is the local dialect. The nesting population of Cape Verde has been identified as a priority for conservation along the West Coast of Africa and more information needs to be collected on its natural history, including migratory pathways and foraging areas. This study will investigate these post nesting migratory pathways and foraging grounds and describe diving and depth utilisation patterns.
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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||7.14 - 17.19|
|Longitude||-23.70 - -12.17|
|Coord. prec.||3 decimal digits|
|Data type||Telemetry location|
|Tracklines||YES (ID: 408)|
|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|