Bangladesh Sea Turtle Satellite Tracking Project-Marinelife Alliance
Sea Turtle Project-Bangladesh/Marinelife Alliance

Dataset credit

Data provider
Satellite Tracking Project-Marinelife Alliance
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)


Primary contact Zahirul Islam Bangladesh Sea Turtle Satellite Tracking Project-Marinelife Alliance
Data entry Michael Coyne



Marinelife Alliance, conservation and research organization working for marine life particularly on sea turtle, cetacean, coral reefs and water birds along the coast and marine waters of Bangladesh. As part of sea turtle research we started satellite tracking on sea turtle to explore their critical offshore biological information needed to apply the conservation measures to save them. All sea turtle are endangered throughout the world including Bangladesh. Most of the offshore scientific information is unknown to us about this rare animal and each year thousands of sea turtles die due to bycatch in Bangladesh marine waters. Sea turtles are highly migratory and share international waters including many countries maritime territory that increases their chance of being caught by various type of fishing nets spread over the vast marine waters. Bangladesh is signatory of the regional and international conventions and treaties to save the endangered sea turtle. To save these global flagship species we need to uncover their migratory routes through which they come to breed and lay eggs in our long sandy beaches each winter, the coastal habitat they use during nesting season and pathways to long distance migrations at post nesting period. To understand this critical information we are going to set Satellite transmitters on olive ridley and green turtle following recognized scientific methods and protocols developed by pioneering sea turtle scientists throughout the world. This satellite tracking on sea turtle is first time in Bangladesh. This will reveal migratory routes of our sea turtle, depth they dive with temperature, nesting intervals and foraging habitat they use. This uncover will tremendously help in national sea turtle conservation efforts. The results will be used by large number of academics and students in the country and Government Department like Department of Forest, Department of Environment, Department of Fisheries, Bangladesh Coast Guard and Navy. We specially encourage your participation and cooperation to accomplish our efforts and fulfill the goal to save sea turtle in our marine waters.



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Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
project_idSTAT Project ID
prognumProgram number
tag_idPTT ID
datetime_utcDate and time in UTC
lcLocation class
iqQuality indicator
latitudeLatitude 1
longitudeLongitude 1
dir1Dir 1
nb_mesNumber of messages received
big_nb_mesdefinition not provided
best_levelBest signal strength in dB
pass_durationPass duration in seconds
nopcNumber Of Plausibility Checks successful (from 0-4)
calcul_freqCalculated frequency
altitudeAltitude used for location calculation
speciesSpecies name
sp_tsnITIS Taxonomic Serial Number
lc_filterParameters to location filtering
speed_filterParameters to speed filtering
distance_filterParameters to distance filtering
topo_filterParameters to topo filtering
time_filterParameters to time filtering
angle_filterParameters to angle filtering
life_stageLife stage of the animal
genderGender of the animal
wetdryWet or dry
wetdry_filterParameters to Wet or dry filterint
obs_datetimeDate and time (local time zone)
timezone_hTime difference from UTC
obs_countAnimal count (always 1)
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles6,412
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2010-04-11
Date, End2017-05-23
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude4.88 - 22.40
Longitude48.84 - 106.97
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 581)
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
StatusNot published
Sharing policy Permission required
Also available from None
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