Newport Aquarium 2004: Loggerhead Turtle

Marine Turtle Research Group / SEATURTLE.ORG

Dataset credit

Data provider
Marine Turtle Research Group
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
This project is a collaboration among the Marine Turtle Research Group (Brendan Godley, Annette Broderick, Lucy Hawkes), Michael Coyne (SEATURTLE.ORG)the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (Matthew Godfrey) and the Newport Aquarium.
Project sponsor or sponsor description
This project was funded by the Newport Aquarium, Kentucky, USA


Primary contact Brendan Godley Marine Turtle Research Group
Data entry Michael Coyne



Fisher was found in a nest on Fort Fisher beach in 1995 and transported to the Fort Fisher Aquarium in North Carolina USA. By January 2003, Fisher had reached 90 pounds and measured over 2 feet in length. Outgrowing his Fort Fisher home, the now sub-adult loggerhead was loaned to the Newport Aquarium in Kentucky, USA, to be featured in Turtles: Journey of Survival. When the turtle exhibit ended in spring of this year, Newport staff realized that it was time to say goodbye to Fisher and return him to the wild. Now a formidable 150 pounds, Fisher would be of great value to the wild populations of sea turtles. This is Fishers first ever exposure to the wild and it will be fascinating to see what happens!



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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 turtles799
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2004-07-12
Date, End2005-06-25
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude5.87 - 35.72
Longitude-77.51 - -19.27
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 407)
Traveled (km)13,332
Travel hours8,341
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
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