Northeast Florida Green Turtle Tracking Project

Scott Eastman

Dataset credit

Data provider
Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project sponsor or sponsor description
Funding and support for this study was provided by the Friends of the GTM Reserve, Keepers of the Coast and Eastman Environmental.


Primary contact Scott Eastman Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
Data entry Michael Coyne



Florida’s nesting beaches and coastal and estuarine waters are critical habitat for multiple life stages of Federally Listed threatened and endangered species of Atlantic marine turtles. A core understanding of the population dynamics and seasonal distributions of these animals is essential in assessing steps to recovery of listed marine turtle species. Yet little is known about the early life stage migratory patterns of these turtles and their usage of the estuarine and nearshore habitats of Northeast Florida. One of these species is the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) , which is listed as an endangered species in the State of Florida.



Supplemental information

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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.
Only minimum required attributes are visible and downloadable online. Other attributes may be obtained upon provider's permission.

Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
prognumProgram number
tag_idPTT ID
lcLocation class
iqQuality indicator
dir1Dir 1
nb_mesNumber of messages received
big_nb_mesdefinition not provided
best_levelBest signal strength in dB
pass_durationPass duration in seconds
nopcNumber Of Plausibility Checks successful (from 0-4)
calcul_freqCalculated frequency
altitudeAltitude used for location calculation
speciesSpecies name
project_idSTAT Project ID
lc_filterParameters to location filtering
speed_filterParameters to speed filtering
distance_filterParameters to distance filtering
topo_filterParameters to topo filtering
time_filterParameters to time filtering
angle_filterParameters to angle filtering
life_stageLife stage of the animal
genderGender of the animal
wetdryWet or dry
wetdry_filterParameters to Wet or dry filterint
obs_datetimeDate and time (local time zone)
timezone_hTime difference from UTC
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles444
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2011-05-22
Date, End2014-06-10
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude29.66 - 31.97
Longitude-81.58 - -80.37
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1143)
Traveled (km)793
Travel hours9,044
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
* Aggregated summary
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