Northern Cyprus 2010

Marine Turtle Research Group

Dataset credit

Data provider
Marine Turtle Research Group
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
The Marine Turtle Conservation Project is part of the Marine Turtle Research Group based at the University of Exeter's Cornwall Campus, and works in partnership with the local Department of Environmental Protection and the Society for the Protection of Turtles of Northern Cyprus (SPoT).
Project sponsor or sponsor description
This project is sponsored by the British Chelonia Group, Darwin Initiative, Erwin Warth Foundation, European Social Fund and NERC.


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


Broderick A. 2024. Northern Cyprus 2010. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP ( on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT;


The turtle project at Alagadi houses around 20 volunteers at any one time over the summer months. This year we have successfully attached seven satellite transmitters to green turtles nesting at Alagadi.

The Marine Turtle Research Group has been conducting conservation research and protecting turtle nests in Northern Cyprus since 1992. Alagadi Beach is the eighth largest rookery for green turtles in the Mediterranean, where they are highly endangered, and is also a major nesting beach for loggerhead turtles. An intensive nocturnal monitoring programme allows us to identify each female that lays here and track her breeding success. Wire screens are used to prevent predation of nests by feral dogs at Alagadi and at several other beaches on the North and West Coasts of Northern Cyprus. Satellite tracking continues to be integral to our research, and helps to identify other areas of importance to these species.



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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 turtles2,130
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2010-07-06
Date, End2012-07-01
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude30.75 - 35.41
Longitude11.15 - 33.52
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1912)
Traveled (km)16,410
Travel hours64,161
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
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