Islas Canarias (Proyecto Aegina): juvenile loggerheads

Proyecto Aegina (Canary Islands)

Dataset credit

Data provider
Proyecto Aegina
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
This satellite project is a collaboration among the Instituto Canario de Ciencias Marinas (ICCM) of the Gobierno de Canarias, the Instituto Nacional de Desenvolvimento das Pescas (INDP), and the Direcção Geral do Ambiente, the latter depending on the Ministerio de Ambiente, Agricultura e Pescas of the Republic of Cabo Verde.

The Centro de Recuperación de Fauna Silvestre (Cabildo de Gran Canaria) provides us logistic support for the development of this proyect
Project sponsor or sponsor description
This project was funded by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) through the Interreg IIIB Program Açores-Madeira-Canarias, dependent on the European Union.


Primary contact Nuria Cruz Proyecto Aegina
Data entry Michael Coyne



Aegina is a cooperation project between Gobierno de Canarias (Spain) and Republic of Cabo Verde; the main goal of the project is to propose a management plan for the Protected Marine Areas important for the sea turtles at both archipelagos.
In the Canary Islands there lives an important juvenile stock of loggerheads, and in Cabo Verde archipelago occurs one of the largest nesting populations of loggerheads in the world.
Five transmitters will be deployed on males of the Cabo Verde nesting population, complementary with the ongoing studies of females by Marine Turtle Research Group (Brendan Godley, Lucy Hawkes; see also at Turtle Track). Another ten transmitters will be deployed on juvenile loggerheads in Canary Islands.



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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 turtles5,744
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2006-03-29
Date, End2009-09-17
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude19.63 - 39.75
Longitude-58.36 - 16.77
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 365)
Traveled (km)120,888
Travel hours96,062
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
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