Cayman Islands 2006: Green Turtle
Marine Turtle Research Group
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
This project represents a collaborative effort between the Cayman Islands Department of Environment and the Marine Turtle Research Group at the University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus.
Project sponsor or sponsor description
A satellite transmitter and associated satellite time for Murph were sponsored by the Ritz Carlton Ambassadors of the Environment Program, with additional support from the Turtles in the UK Overseas Territories (TUKOT) project and the Darwin Initiative.
Blumenthal J. 2016. Cayman Islands 2006: Green Turtle. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/930) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=175).
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.
Every summer, Caribbean turtles migrate thousands of kilometers to nest in the Cayman Islands. This nesting population may once have been one of the largest in the Atlantic – but today, only a handful of turtles have escaped extinction. Where do these mysterious survivors live when they are not nesting? Satellite tracking is the only way to follow the migrations of these endangered sea turtles from nesting beaches in the Cayman Islands to foraging grounds in distant countries. With the help of schools and the local community, the Department of Environment is tracking endangered Cayman turtles across the open ocean to Central America, Mexico, and the Florida Keys. The Cayman turtles travel through the waters of many different nations, and conservation efforts will depend on a clear understanding of their movements.
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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||19.31 - 19.38|
|Longitude||-81.39 - -81.32|
|Coord. prec.||3 decimal digits|
|Data type||Telemetry location|
|Tracklines||YES (ID: 936)|
|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|