Dekamer- Pamukkale Universitesi, Deniz Kaplumbagalarý Arastýrma Merkezi (Pamukkale UniversitySea Turtle Research Center- Dekamer)
Dekamer

Dataset credit

Data provider
DEKAMER-DENIZ KAPLUMBAGALARI ARASTIRMA MERKEZI (SEA TURTLE RESEARCH CENTER)
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
Directorate of the Conservation of Nature and National Natural Parks and the Environmental Protection Agency for Special Areas of Turkish Ministry of Environment of Forestry, the Municipality of the Dalyan, and Pamukkale University, RAC/SPA (Regional Activity Center/Special Protected Areas), Mugla Governor, SZN from Italy and BTC Pipeline Company.
Project sponsor or sponsor description
BTC Pipeline Company is sponsoring the project

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact YAKUP KASKA DEKAMER-DENIZ KAPLUMBAGALARI ARASTIRMA MERKEZI (SEA TURTLE RESEARCH CENTER)
Data entry Michael Coyne seaturtle.org

Citation

KASKA Y. 2016. Dekamer- Pamukkale Universitesi, Deniz Kaplumbagalarý Arastýrma Merkezi (Pamukkale UniversitySea Turtle Research Center- Dekamer). Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/786) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=674).

Abstract

The Sea Turtle Rescue Center (DEKAMER) were established in 2009 in Dalyan, Mugla-Turkey after a protocol was agreed upon between the Directorate of the Conservation of Nature and National Natural Parks and the Environmental Protection Agency for Special Areas of Turkish Ministry of Environment of Forestry, the Municipality of the Dalyan, and Pamukkale University. Later that year, the Higher Educational Council of Turkey officially recognized the rescue center and its constitution was published in the Turkish Official Newspaper. Despite there being a number of nesting and foraging grounds along the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, only one turtle rescue centre has been established following the RAC/SPA (Regional Activity Center/Special Protected Areas) guidelines (RAC/SPA, 2004). The center is set up for year-round activity to help educate the public about conservation efforts for sea turtles. DEKAMER will act as the regular body, monitoring Dalyan beach for nesting activities, by accepting volunteers from all Universities worldwide. Any injured turtles found along the Mediterranean coast of Turkey are also brought the center, where care of their necessary medical treatment and rehabilitation is given. DEKAMER is open for both national and international collaborations in all types of scientific studies.

The sea turtles from Turkey will be monitored in the Mediterranean Sea. These turtles have either been chosen as post rehabilitation candidates and/or post nesting activity candidates.

The main aim of this study is to protect the natural habitats of the sea turtles, by learning their wintering, migration and foraging grounds. With this work we aim to learn the migration routes of sea turtles in the Mediterranean, and we will also concentrate on conserving their marine habitats, not only their nesting beaches.

The rehabilitation centers are doing a very good job in educating the public about the need and conservation of sea turtles and to raise the awareness of the public and visitors to the center of the plyt of the worlds sea turtles. One of the best tests of the success and adaptation of life back to the wild after rehabilitation of the released animal sack wild is to follow them in the sea. This can only be achieved with satellite telemetry.

Satellite tracking facilitates rapid identification of critical habitats, thus representing a valuable tool for elucidating management requirements. In the case of small threatened rookeries the methodology is particularly useful, as with moderate capital investment detailed information can be gathered very quickly. By tracking rehabilitated and nesting green and loggerhead turtles, we set out to rapidly delineate habitats (nesting beaches, inter-nesting areas, migratory routes, and foraging grounds) utilized by turtles originating from Turkey. In this way, we aimed to highlight prioritize areas for conservation. There have only been a few monitored turtles from nesting beaches, this work will be the first one aimed at the monitoring of turtles post-rehabilitation and post-nesting.

Purpose

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References

Attributes

Overview

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Only minimum required attributes are visible and downlodable online. Other attributes may be obtained upon provider's permission unless otherwise noted below.

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

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
sensorsSensors
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)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID786
Seabirds0
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles5,363
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total5,363
Date, Begin2011-10-01
Date, End2016-10-19
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude30.88 - 45.42
Longitude-45.18 - 35.94
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
PlatformTag
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 941)
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Registered2011-10-14
Updated2016-11-01
StatusPublished
Sharing policy Permission required
Also availalbe from None
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