Witt M. 2021. Gabon 2009-10: Pongara, Leatherback Turtles. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1456) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=466).
This year's fieldwork is taking place in Pongara National Park, northwest Gabon, where the parternship has fitted 2 leatherback turtles with satellite tracking devices. The two turtles have been named Darwinia, after the projects funders (Darwin Initiative), and Noelle after the Christmas period.
Threats faced by leatherback turtles on the nesting beaches, in the coastal zone and in the open-sea are numerous; satellite tracking enables us to build an understanding of their critical habitats, with the hope to inform plans to limit negative interactions with human activities.
This years fieldwork follows the successes of last year, where females were tracked using Argos-linked GPS telemetry, see the project page. In previous nesting seasons we have attached satellite transmitters to leatherback turtles nesting in Mayumba National Park, in the southwest of Gabon.
Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
Only minimum required attributes are visible and downlodable online. Other attributes may be obtained upon provider's permission unless otherwise noted below.
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 in dataset provided
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)