Satellite tracked green turtles in the South China Sea 1993-1994
Paolo Luschi, University of Pisa
Luschi, P. 2013. Satellite tracked green turtles in the South China Sea 1993-1994. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/975) on yyyy-mm-dd.
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.
Five females of Chelonia mydas were tracked by satellite in the South China Sea in 1993 and 1994. Four of them reached their feeding grounds 600-1551 km distant. Part of the journeys occurred coastwise, indicating that leading geographical features had been
utilized. The straightness of the turtles' tracks in open seas, both over shallow and deep waters, and their ability to pinpoint distant targets provides circumstantial evidence for a true navigation mechanism.
Luschi, P., F. Papi, H.C. Liew, E.H. Chan and F. Bonadonna. 1996. Long-distance migration and homing after displacement in the green turtle (Chelonia mydas): A satellite tracking study. Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 122:171-175.
Papi, F., H.C. Liew, P. Luschi and E.H. Chan. 1995. Long-range migratory travel of a green turtle tracked by satellite: Evidence for navigational ability in the open sea. Marine Biology. 122:171-175.
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|Rays and sharks||0|
|Latitude||-2.87 - 8.22|
|Longitude||102.70 - 117.64|
|Coord. prec.||3 decimal digits|
|Data type||Telemetry location|
|Tracklines||YES (ID: 977)|
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