Netherlands Antilles Turtle Tracking 2007

Marine Turtle Program Coordinator/St. Eustatius National Parks Foundation

Dataset credit

Data provider
Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
The 2007 DCNA turtle tracking effort is a collaboration
with CARMABI (Curacao), St Eustatius National Parks, and
the Nature Foundation Sint Maarten with support from Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire.


Primary contact Arturo Herrera St. Eustatius National and Marine Parks
Data entry Michael Coyne



Through this tracking study, the Dutch Caribbean Nature
Alliance (DCNA) aims to learn the geographical range of
marine turtles breeding on islands of the Dutch Caribbean,
engage the public in turtle conservation issues by
showcasing the turtles' migratory behavior, and build local
capabilities for performing advanced sea turtle
conservation projects.



Supplemental information

Visit STAT's project page for additional information.




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
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 turtles439
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2007-09-02
Date, End2008-01-22
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude17.42 - 20.54
Longitude-72.53 - -60.65
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 451)
Traveled (km)5,431
Travel hours3,403
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
* Aggregated summary
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