Manx Basking Shark Watch 2017-2018

Manx Basking Shark atch

Dataset credit

Data provider
Manx Basking Shark Watch
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
Dr Matt Witt of Exeter University has also been tagging basking sharks. He and his team very kindly analyse our tag data with theirs, adding huge value to our work. We have jointly published papers about this work in Nature Scientific Papers. See the paper here
Project sponsor or sponsor description
The Manx Government's Department of Environment, Fisheries and Agriculture (DEFA) generously supports the running costs of Happy Jack, the MBSW research boat.

The Manx Lottery Trust very kindly sponsored Mae's SPOT tag.


Primary contact Jackie Watch Manx Basking Shark Watch
Data entry Michael Coyne


Watch J. 2024. Manx Basking Shark Watch 2017-2018. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP ( on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT;


Manx Basking Shark Watch is a charity with two aims
1: To study basking sharks.
2: To help the public to understand as much as possible about these enigmatic endangered animals and our work with them.



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 turtles0
Rays and sharks7
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2017-07-08
Date, End2017-12-03
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude51.12 - 55.30
Longitude-7.85 - -4.85
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1513)
Traveled (km)862
Travel hours3,542
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
* Aggregated summary
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