Satellite tracking project, Pulau Banyak, Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
Yayasan Pulau Banyak, Aceh, Indonesia
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project sponsor or sponsor description
With thanks to AECID, BKSDA and the Future for Nature Foundation
Muurmans M. 2016. Satellite tracking project, Pulau Banyak, Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/653) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=518).
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.
Yayasan Pulau Banyak has been active in Pulau Banyak since 2006 and has started the sea turtle conservation and monitoring programme in 2007. Flipper tagging commenced in February 2008 as well as continuous beach patrols and data collection on the nesting females on Pulau Bangkaru.
One of the aspects that is especially relevant to the newly protected rookery of Bangkaru is to know what the entire range of movement is of its nesting turtles. Through satellite tagging Yayasan Pulau Banyak is able to have more insight in the post-nesting migrations and feeding grounds.
On June 15 and June 17 2010, the first two sea turtles in Sumatra, have been fitted with a satellite transmitter to track their movements. Maia and Eva will be able to tell us more about post nesting migrations of green turtles off the west coast of Sumatra and in the Eastern Indian Ocean.
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||-5.25 - 5.78|
|Longitude||67.19 - 101.90|
|Coord. prec.||3 decimal digits|
|Data type||Telemetry location|
|Tracklines||YES (ID: 654)|
|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|