Captive loggerhead releases from SeaWorld San Diego

Scott Eckert, WIDECAST

Dataset credit

Scott Eckert, WIDECAST

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Scott Eckert WIDECAST c/o Principia College
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

This dataset includes telemetry data of loggerhead sea turtles that were released from SeaWorld San Diego after 30+ years captive. SeaWorld San Diego had a large population of loggerheads that were either placed in the facility on its establishment from Atlantic stocks, or were brought to the park for rehabilitation (from Pacific stocks). After genetic evaluation, Pacific origin turtles were release from offshore and immediately return to or towards their natal waters in Japan. Three of the turtles were recaptured in Japan by fishers and released alive. One recapture had a full health assessment and appeared to be gravid. Of that were released from San Diego, one moved down the west coast of Mexico and its signal was lost. This turtles had been misidentified as Pacific stock, as was actually Atlantic stock.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

Records with no date/time were deleted.
Argos raw data are included in the downloaded zip file.

References

Attributes

Overview

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)Description
oidUnique ID number (generated by OBIS-SEAMAP)
ptt_iddefinition not provided
date_gmtDate at GMT
time_mindefinition not provided
hrsdefinition not provided
obs_dateDate
loc_time_hrsdefinition not provided
obs_timeTime
lcArgos LC
lat1Latitude in decimal degrees
long1Longitude in decimal degrees
lat2Argos LAT2
long2Argos LONG2
notesNotes
speciesSpecies scientific name
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
obs_countNumber of animals (always 1) added by OBIS-SEAMAP
sexSex
cclCurved carapace length (CCL)
sclStraight carapace length (SCL)
ccwCurved carapace width (CCW)
scwStraight carapace width (SCW)
pittdefinition not provided
flipper_tag_rightTag ID on right flipper
flipper_tag_leftTag ID on left flipper
descriptionsdefinition not provided
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID2136
Seabirds0
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles1,526
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total1,526
Date, Begin1998-10-05
Date, End2099-12-21
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude13.08 - 42.69
Longitude132.40 - 267.47
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
PlatformTag
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 2137)
Traveled (km)88,929
Travel hours932,051
Contr. through
Registered2021-07-14
Updated2021-07-14
StatusPublished
Sharing policy Permission required
Also available in None
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