Gabon 2005-07: Mayumba, Leatherback Turtles

Marine Turtle Research Group / SEATURTLE.ORG

Dataset credit

Data provider
Marine Turtle Research Group
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
In conjunction with Parc National de Mayumba, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Aventures Sans Frontieres and, researchers from the University of Exeter have attached satellite transmitters to female leatherback turtles nesting at Mayumba National Park, Gabon.
Project sponsor or sponsor description
The first season of this project (2005/2006) was part funded by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) Shellshock Campaign European Association of Zoos & Aquaria. Satellite transmitters attached in the 2006/2007 nesting season have been funded by the Large Pelagics Research Centre (University of New Hampshire) through National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency award NA04NMF4550391. This project was also made possible by funding receieved from the Natural Environment Research Council, UK .


Primary contact Brendan Godley Marine Turtle Research Group
Data entry Michael Coyne



Project Leatherback Ocean Wanderer uses satellite telemetry to gain insights into the behaviour of female leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) nesting at Mayumba National Park in Gabon, a globally important rookery. The project has now entered into its second year of tracking. See the photo library for this project.

This work compliments that being carried out by WWF studying adults from a range of locations throughout the Atlantic as part of a basin wide project.



Supplemental information

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Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
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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 turtles2,367
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2005-12-11
Date, End2006-07-29
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-11.99 - -1.87
Longitude-14.15 - 11.40
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1451)
Traveled (km)24,702
Travel hours15,490
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
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