North Cyprus 2017

Marine Turtle Research Group

Dataset credit

Data provider
Marine Turtle Research Group
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project sponsor or sponsor description
Many thanks to the following supporters:
Kuzey Kibris Turkcell - Annual sponsorship of £>1000.
English School of Kyrenia - Regular fund and awareness raising effort.
Pacific rentals - regular sponsorship.
Alpadeo web design - voluntary web design and management.
Burak Eyyüpler - voluntary veterinary support.


Primary contact Julia Haywood Marine Turtle Research Group
Data entry Michael Coyne


Haywood J. 2024. North Cyprus 2017. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP ( on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT;


This year we are targeting satellite tracking of loggerheads to specific females at Alagadi. PhD student Julia Haywood has spent a year in the lab using forensics to find out which of the regular Alagadi nesting females may be using certain areas of interest as foraging sites. With a hit list of females in hand we set about tracking known females, but due to a relatively poor turnout of nesting females, not many of our target girls turned up. We therefore only managed to track 4 of our target of 11 females. Seven transmitters are ready to go out in 2018 when we hope to see more loggerhead nesting.



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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.
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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 turtles5,306
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2017-06-01
Date, End2018-12-11
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude31.60 - 42.07
Longitude-0.63 - 36.14
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1922)
Traveled (km)27,185
Travel hours36,559
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
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