Bell I. 2023. Apudthama Ranger flatback tracking project. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1213) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=1046).
Little is known of the inter-nesting and feeding habitat used by flatback turtles nesting on the northern part of Cape York Peninsula. This project is part of a state-wide turtle and dugong awareness program designed to shed light on where the feeding areas are for these turtles.
Apudthama Rangers named their turtles â€˜Kikuâ€™ and 'Cecilia'.
Kiku and Cecilia laid their eggs on Jardine River beach at approximately 7.30pm on 12 September 2014. Upon finishing laying they were intercepted by the Apudthama rangers and taken back to camp for satellite transmitter attachment, assessment and sampling.
They were also tagged with both titanium tags and pit tags for future identification and mark recapture analysis. They both appeared to be in good health.
Kiku and Cecilia were successfully released and watched from the beach by Rangers as they swam towards the horizon, hopefully to return again soon to nest or shed light on their migration pathways and feeding areas.
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)
Number of messages received
definition not provided
Best signal strength in dB
Pass duration in seconds
Number Of Plausibility Checks successful (from 0-4)