Georgia Loggerhead Tracking Project 2004
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
This project is a collaboration between the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the University of Georgia-school of Forest Resources, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the United States Navy- Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, The Environmental Resources Network (T.E.R.N.), National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, Cumberland Island National Seashore, Jekyll Island Sea Turtle Project, and The Wildlife Conservation Society.
Project sponsor or sponsor description
This project was funded by a grants from the U.S. Navy-Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Dodd M. 2016. Georgia Loggerhead Tracking Project 2004. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/952) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=24).
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.
The purpose of this study is to document inter-nesting habitat use, migratory pathways, and post-nesting movements of Georgia?s nesting loggerhead turtles using satellite telemetry. Loggerhead turtle movements will be compared with the distributions of commercial fishing and dredging activity and results will be used to make management recommendations to protect adult loggerhead sea turtles and their habitats. A total of twelve satellite transmitters will be deployed from Jekyll (7) and Cumberland Islands (5).
Our tracking project also provides a unique educational opportunity for students to learn more about Georgia?s loggerhead turtles and the coastal marine ecosystems. During the spring of 2004, Sea Island, Georgia, will be the host of the historic G-8 Conference, where world leaders will meet to discuss important global economic issues. School kids from grades K-5 were given the opportunity to submit names for eight of the turtles. Over 1,200 Georgia students in kindergarten through fifth grade took part in the sea turtle naming contest. Turtles were named in honor of the main eight countries participating in the G-8 Conference including the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Russia, France, Italy, Germany and Canada. The winning children were then invited to take part in a special ceremony with Governor Sonny Perdue at the State Capitol. Click on each individual turtle to get more information on the winning students. There are wonderful stories behind the children and each name that was chosen.
Our project will study the movements of Georgia?s adult loggerhead sea turtles during their nesting season (May-August), document their migratory movements and their foraging habitats (home range) and then we will make a comparison with known fishing activity in the area.
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||23.14 - 39.61|
|Longitude||-82.32 - -73.42|
|Coord. prec.||3 decimal digits|
|Data type||Telemetry location|
|Tracklines||YES (ID: 962)|
|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|