Bardi Jawi turtle tagging and tracking


Dataset credit

Data provider
Bardi Jawi Turtle Tracking
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
The Bardi Jawi Rangers use a combination of traditional knowledge and modern science to survey and research the coastline and surrounding islands. The rangers have a focus on developing long-term management plans to ensure the future biodiversity and cultural health of their country. As part of this strategy, the Bardi Jawi people declared an Indigenous Protected Areas across parts of their country on May 23, 2013. For more information visit
Project sponsor or sponsor description
This project has been partially supported by WAMSI (Western Australian Marine Science Institution).


Primary contact Mat Vanderklift Bardi Jawi Turtle Tracking
Data entry Michael Coyne



This project is a partnership between CSIRO, the Bardi Jawi rangers and the Western Australian Department of Parks & Wildlife.

The project aims to study the movement and feeding ecology of turtles, especially green turtles, in the Bardi Jawi Indigenous Protected Area, which is located in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. We are interested in where the turtles go, where they feed, and any other insights that we can obtain from the satellite tagged animals.

The turtles were captured and tagged in the Bardi Jawi Indigenous Protected Area, which was declared in 2013. This is managed for sustainable use of natural resources, including turtles (known as goorlil by the Bardi Jawi people).



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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 turtles2,309
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2015-04-18
Date, End2017-08-07
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-17.43 - -16.11
Longitude121.33 - 124.01
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1268)
Traveled (km)6,546
Travel hours25,138
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
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