Palau Marine Turtle Conservation and Monitoring Program

Bureau of Marine Resources, Palau

Dataset credit

Data provider
Marine Turtle Conservation and Monitoring Program, BMR Palau
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)


Primary contact Joshua Eberdong Marine Turtle Conservation and Monitoring Program Palau
Data entry Michael Coyne



More data on marine turtle abundance, distribution, nesting success, mortality, and movement throughout the Republic of Palau must be gathered to better ensure the survival and restoration of healthy turtle populations. The Palau Marine Turtle Conservation and Monitoring Program’s goal is to continue to assess, publicize, and improve the current status of the critically endangered hawksbill turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, as well as the threatened green turtle, Chelonia mydas. The nation-wide turtle program, initiated in September of 2004, has established a national management program that includes nesting beach monitoring, flipper tagging, satellite transmitter tracking, and foraging surveys. This program is the catalyst for collaborative efforts with local, regional, and international partners to improve turtle management in Palau.



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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 turtles1,948
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2006-11-01
Date, End2021-12-23
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-53.64 - 47.69
Longitude70.24 - 296.00
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 382)
Traveled (km)102,054
Travel hours250,961
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
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