Satellite tracked green turtles in the South China Sea 1993-1994
Paolo Luschi, University of Pisa

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Paolo Luschi, University of Pisa

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Primary contact Paolo Luschi University of Pisa
Data entry Connie Kot Duke University

Citation

Abstract

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.

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Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID (created by OBIS-SEAMAP)
tag_idTag ID
obs_dateDate of observation
yearYear of observation
obs_countNumber of animals
sp_obsSpecies observed
sp_tsnSpecies ITIS TSN
obs_timeTime of observation
latitudeLatitude of observation
longitudeLongitude of observation
sexSex of animal
age_classAge class of animal (adult or juvenile)
body_sizeStraight carapace length (cm)
beachNesting beach where sea turtle was tagged
countryCountry where sea turtle was tagged
cite1Citation
OBIS-SEAMAP ID975
Seabirds0
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles389
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total389
Date, Begin1993-09-23
Date, End1994-10-24
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-2.87 - 8.22
Longitude102.70 - 117.64
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
PlatformTag
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 977)
Contr. throughSEAMAP_TO_SWOT
Registered2013-07-25
Updated2013-08-22
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (Minimum)
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