McClellan C. 2022. Gabon 2015-2016: Hawksbills. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1842) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=1170).
Corisco Bay hosts important foraging habitat for hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata), classified as critically endangered globally. After a number of â€œlost yearsâ€ in the high seas, juveniles recruit to nearshore waters, far from their natal beaches. Suitable shallow rocky areas for this developmental stage uniquely occur in Corisco Bay, which spans the borders of Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. A better understanding of habitat use of sea turtles in this region is fundamental to inform all subsequent conservation or impact mitigation efforts. In November 2015, we began satellite tagging a small sample of hawksbill turtles to get the first ever look at their use of the marine habitat of this region.
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)