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 https://www.nature.com/articles/srep42837 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.
Watch J. 2023. Manx Basking Shark Watch 2017-2018. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1512) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=1279).
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.
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)