Population viabilty analysis of the Perth metropolitan population of Little Penguins

Dr Belinda Cannell, Murdoch University

Dataset credit

Data provider
Murdoch University - Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
Murdoch University
University of NSW
Project sponsor or sponsor description
This project has been funded under the Australian Research Council Linkage Project Scheme. Funds have also been contributed by Department of Environment and Conservation,
Fremantle Ports, Department of Defence, Tiwest and the Winifred Violet Scott Trust fund.


Primary contact Dr Cannell Murdoch University - Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Data entry Michael Coyne seaturtle.org



Little Penguins from Penguin and Garden islands in Perth, Western Australia, are tracked to determine the areas in which they travel and feed throughout the breeding season. Once the areas they regularly use are determined, the threats the penguins are exposed to, and their likelihood of occurrence, can be elucidated. This forms part of a broader project to determine the population viability analysis of the Little Penguins in the Perth metropolitan region.



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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
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 turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin
Date, End
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-34.14 - -32.02
Longitude114.83 - 115.88
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 411)
Traveled (km)4,947
Travel hours4,907
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
* Aggregated summary
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