Green Turtles in Syria

ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece

Dataset credit

Data provider
ARCHELON (2004-2007)
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece has been conserving turtles in Greece since 1983. In 2004 it expanded its work to coordinate and initiate a project in Syria.
Project sponsor or sponsor description
The transmitter was purchased thanks to an award from the British Chelonia Group and is supported by SEATURTLE.ORG and Ford - Middle East.

The project has been supported by the Marine Conservation Society Turtle Conservation Fund.


Primary contact ALan Rees ARCHELON (2004-2007)
Data entry Michael Coyne


Rees A. 2024. Green Turtles in Syria. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP ( on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT;


In 2004, an important new green turtle rookery was dicovered in Syria. Follow up work discovered sea turtles are being utilised as food in the country and are being negatively impacted by fisheries interaction.
In 2006 we are continuing the vital work from the last years and tracking a green turtle to identify her internesting habitat and post breeding migration. This was originally planned for 2005 but not realised due to the low nesting levels that year.



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 turtles245
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2006-07-09
Date, End2006-10-08
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude30.90 - 35.47
Longitude24.66 - 35.91
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1823)
Traveled (km)2,891
Travel hours2,189
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
* Aggregated summary
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