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.
Broderick A. 2021. Northern Cyprus 2010. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1911) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=514).
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.
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)