Supporting Sea Turtle Survival at Queens Beach Bowen, Australia.
Apudthama flatback turtle project
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
This project is supported by Queens Beach Action Group, NQ Dry Tropics, North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation, Queensland Parks & Wildlife, Juru Traditional Owners, Bowen Primary School and many interested community members.
Project sponsor or sponsor description
NQ Dry Tropics has coordinated the tag and release of Kindawry because very little is known about the Flatback species. The species is considered vulnerable to extinct.
Stapleton K. 2016. Supporting Sea Turtle Survival at Queens Beach Bowen, Australia.. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/801) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=684).
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.
Bowen, Queensland Australia is a well known nesting site for sea turtles. Six of the world's seven species of sea turtles are found off the coast of North Queensland. Despite this, there is a lack of community awareness and understanding of the issues impacting on these great mariners. This project aims to demonstrate to the community through satellite tracking what the day-to-day lives are of two Flatback sea turtles. How they feed, what distances they travel and where they might potential nest.
Turtle one: Kindawry is a female Flatback turtle that came ashore to nest in mid November 2011. Kindawry was named by a student from Bowen Primary School. Kindawry is about 40 years old and she weights 90 kilograms.
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||-20.03 - -19.84|
|Longitude||148.16 - 148.34|
|Coord. prec.||3 decimal digits|
|Data type||Telemetry location|
|Tracklines||YES (ID: 804)|
|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|