Satellite Tracking of Dugongs and Green Turtles in Torres Strait and Shoalwater Bay, Queensland, Australia (2009-2012)

Christian Gredzens, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University

Dataset credit

OBIS and OBIS Australia

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Christian Gredzens School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University N/A

Citation

Gredzens C, Marsh H, Fuentes MMPB, Limpus CJ, Shimada T, et al. (2014) Satellite Tracking of Sympatric Marine Megafauna Can Inform the Biological Basis for Species Co-Management. PLoS ONE 9(6): e98944.
Gredzens, C. 2020. Satellite Tracking of Dugongs and Green Turtles in Torres Strait and Shoalwater Bay, Queensland, Australia (2009-2012). Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152344) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/08d6a561-fe83-47cb-81dd-913353935c18)

Abstract

Fast-acquisition satellite telemetry was used to track eleven dugongs and ten green turtles at two geographically distinct foraging locations in Queensland, Australia to evaluate the inter- and intra-species spatial relationships and assess the efficacy of existing protection zones. Home-range analysis and bathymetric modeling were used to determine spatial use and compared with existing protection areas using GIS.
Metadata and data downloads are at https://eatlas.org.au/data/uuid/73f2acfd-1cb7-48a5-a3e4-bad38939e4e9

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

This dataset was downloaded from OBIS (https://obis.org/). The records for only marine mammals, seabirds, sea turtles and rays and sharks were extracted. Records with no longitude/latitude or no date (eventDate) were excluded.
OBIS dataset page:
https://obis.org/dataset/08d6a561-fe83-47cb-81dd-913353935c18
Data Provider's dataset page:
http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=nerp_1221_dugongs_turtles

References

Gredzens C, Marsh H, Fuentes MMPB, Limpus CJ, Shimada T, et al. (2014) Satellite Tracking of Sympatric Marine Megafauna Can Inform the Biological Basis for Species Co-Management. PLoS ONE 9(6): e98944.
Gredzens, C. 2020. Satellite Tracking of Dugongs and Green Turtles in Torres Strait and Shoalwater Bay, Queensland, Australia (2009-2012). Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152344) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/08d6a561-fe83-47cb-81dd-913353935c18)

Attributes

Overview

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 described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
All attributes are included in the downloadable file (CSV or ESRI File Geodatabase) for "Complete Set of Dataset".

Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
oidInternal ID
idRecord ID
dataset_idDataset ID
scientificnameScientific name
vernacularnameVernacular name
aphiaidAphia ID
taxonranktaxononic rank
individualcountGroup size / individual count
eventdateEvent date (precision varies)
eventtimeEvent time
decimallatitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
decimallongitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
coordinateprecisionCoordinate precision
catalognumberCatalog number
collectioncodeCollection code
occurrencestatusOccurrence status
basisofrecordBasis of record (HumanObservation / MachineObservation)
modifiedDate/time the record was modified
node_idNode ID
occurrenceidOccurrence ID
occurrenceremarksOccurrence remarks
eventidEvent ID
institutioncodeInstitution code
lifestageLife stage
sexGender of the animal if known
speciesSpecies by provider
datasetidDataset ID by provider
countryCountry
localityLocation of ocean
waterbodyDetails of ocean
droppedFlag indicating the record was dropped (always false)
absenceFlag indicating the record represents the absence of the species (always false)
marineFlag indicating the record is for marine life (always true)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID103152344
Seabirds0
Marine mammals2,959
Sea turtles3,195
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total6,154
Date, Begin2009-07-25
Date, End2012-11-23
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude-22.61 - -9.18
Longitude141.73 - 150.75
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformVarious
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
Contr. throughiOBIS
Registered2020-06-30
Updated2021-02-05
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Also available in None
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