Bald Head Island 2008: Loggerhead Turtles
Marine Turtle Research Group
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
This project is a collaboration among the Marine Turtle Research Group (Brendan Godley and Annette Broderick), Michael Coyne (SEATURTLE.ORG), the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (Wendy Cluse and Matthew Godfrey) and the Bald Head Island Conservancy.
Project sponsor or sponsor description
This project was funded by a grant from the WAVE Foundation at the Newport Aquarium, Kentucky, and donations from the Bald Head Island Conservancy and SEATURTLE.ORG.
Coyne M. 2016. Bald Head Island 2008: Loggerhead Turtles. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/956) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=290).
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.
This project aims to find out more about the post nesting migratory movements of loggerhead sea turtles from Bald Head Island, North Carolina. Four nesting females were tracked each in 2003 through 2007 and made impressive movements north as far away as New Jersey, and south as far as the Florida Keys. Two of the transmitters from 2007 are still transmitting. The transmitters provided us with some interesting, novel and useful data about the migratory and foraging behaviour and natural history of the loggerhead sea turtle in this region. This summer's deployments will complement the results from previous years and provide us with a wider insight into North Carolina sea turtle biology.
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||23.07 - 38.15|
|Longitude||-86.87 - -74.21|
|Coord. prec.||3 decimal digits|
|Data type||Telemetry location|
|Tracklines||YES (ID: 966)|
|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|