Gabon Olive Ridley Project
Gabon Olive Ridley Program
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
In conjunction with Parc National de Mayumba, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Aventures Sans Frontieres, researchers from seaturtle.org, the University of California - Santa Cruz and the University of Exeter have attached satellite transmitters to female olive ridley turtles nesting at Mayumba National Park, Gabon.
Project sponsor or sponsor description
This project is sponsored by the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, Tagging of Pacific Pelagics, Achievements Rewards for College Students, National Science Foundation, Myers Oceanographic Trust, Friends of Long Marine Lab, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, CDELSI, Marine Turtle Research Group and SEATURTLE.ORG
Maxwell S. 2016. Gabon Olive Ridley Project. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/523) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=146).
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.
Advances in tracking technology have created a global understanding of sea turtle at-sea movement and behavior. This combined with efforts to understand the global distribution of human interactions with sea turtles gives the ability to enact global sea turtle conservation. Strikingly missing from this suite of understanding is the olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), particularly Eastern Atlantic populations. Using satellite tags deployed from Gabon, Africa, we aim to determine olive ridley foraging strategies and oceanographic habitat, determine multi-species turtle hotspots, and their interactions with fisheries. This will result in a greater understanding of one of the least-studied species of sea turtle, where this species overlaps with other sea turtle species, and the ability to create effective fishery mitigation leading to comprehensive sea turtle conservation.
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||-15.38 - -3.16|
|Longitude||7.95 - 13.54|
|Coord. prec.||3 decimal digits|
|Data type||Telemetry location|
|Tracklines||YES (ID: 526)|
|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|