National Marine Life Center: Sea Turtle Releases
National Marine Life Center
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
The National Marine Life Center works closely with stranding network partners: the Massachusetts Audubon Society's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, the New England Aquarium, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA's Woods Hole Science Aquarium, the University of New England's Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Williams S. 2016. National Marine Life Center: Sea Turtle Releases. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/500) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=306).
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.
The National Marine Life Center is an independent, non-profit marine animal hospital and science education center dedicated to rehabilitating for release stranded sea turtles, seals, dolphins, porpoises, and small whales, and to advancing scientific knowledge and education in marine wildlife health and conservation.
Sea turtles are fitted with satellite tags to help evaluate rehabilation success and to determine their movements once released back into their ocean homes.
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||30.23 - 41.83|
|Longitude||-88.78 - -56.17|
|Coord. prec.||3 decimal digits|
|Data type||Telemetry location|
|Tracklines||YES (ID: 501)|
|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|