Northern Cyprus 2004: Loggerhead & Green Turtles

Annette Broderick

Dataset credit

Data provider
Marine Turtle Research Group
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
Marine Turtle Research Group (Annette Broderick, Wayne, Fuller and Brendan Godley)of the University of Exeter, UK, and the Society for the Protection of Turtles in Northern Cyprus (SPoT)
Project sponsor or sponsor description
Our satellite tracking projects have been supported by Apache Corporation, BP Egypt, British Chelonia Group, Cyprus Turkish Airlines and Natural Environment Research Council. In addition, Liff Primary School have supported the MTCP over many years with their fund-raising efforts. We are now looking for other commercial sponsors and schools/youth groups who might like to join us in the tracking of more turtles in 2005. You can contact us on


Primary contact Annette Broderick Marine Turtle Research Group
Data entry Michael Coyne


Broderick A. 2024. Northern Cyprus 2004: Loggerhead & Green Turtles. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP ( on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT;


The Marine Turtle Conservation Project is a project of the Marine Turtle Research Group and has been monitoring the nesting beaches of Northern Cyprus since 1992. The project is in collaboration with the Society for the Protection of Turtles in Northern Cyprus (SPoT) and the Department of Environmental Protection. In Northern Cyprus both green and loggerhead turtles nest. Green turtles in the Mediterranean are listed as critically endangered by the IUCN, with estimates suggesting that there are as few as 300-400 females nesting annually in this region. Loggerhead turtles nest in slightly greater numbers, with approximately 2000-3000 females nesting annually. Approximately 30 % of the green and 10% of the loggerhead turtles in the Mediterranean nest in Northern Cyprus.



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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 turtles2,188
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2003-07-12
Date, End2005-07-15
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude30.31 - 36.40
Longitude15.48 - 34.10
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1898)
Traveled (km)18,439
Travel hours36,344
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
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