Green sea turtle satellite tracking in the Nansha and Penghu Archipelagos 2000-2005
Cheng, I. 2012. Green sea turtle satellite tracking in the Nansha and Penghu Archipelagos 2000-2005. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/742) on yyyy-mm-dd.
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.
Green turtle is an endangered species in Taiwan. In addition to understanding their nesting ecology, the migration behavior and whereabouts in the ocean are equally important. The purpose of the current study is to deploy as many satellite tags as possible to understand fully its post-nesting migration routes, rest/foraging areas and the influence of currents to the migration of green turtles. Furthermore, the combination of satellite tracking with genetic studies allow us to construct comprehensive conservation measures on a regional and international basis.
To understand the whereabouts of green turtles that nest in Taiwan, and the influence of currents to the migration behavior.
Cheng, I-J. 2007. Nesting ecology and postnesting migration of sea turtles on Taipin Tao, Nansha Archipelago, South China Sea. Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 6(2): 277–282.
Cheng, I-J. and Y-H. Wang. 2009. Influence of surface currents on post-nesting migration of green sea turtles nesting on Wan-An Island, Penghu Archipelago, Taiwan. Journal of Marine Science and Technology. 17(4): 306-311.
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||4.80 - 32.34|
|Longitude||110.10 - 130.87|
|Coord. prec.||6 decimal digits|
|Data type||Telemetry location|
|Tracklines||YES (ID: 743)|
|Sharing policy||CC-BY-NC (Minimum)|
|Also availalbe from||iOBIS|
|See metadata in static HTML|
|See metadata in FGDC XML|
|See download history / statistics|