National Marine Life Center: Sea Turtle Releases

National Marine Life Center

Dataset credit

Data provider
National Marine Life Center
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
The National Marine Life Center works closely with stranding network partners: the Massachusetts Audubon Society's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, the New England Aquarium, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA's Woods Hole Science Aquarium, the University of New England's Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


Primary contact Sea Williams National Marine Life Center
Data entry Michael Coyne



The National Marine Life Center is an independent, non-profit marine animal hospital and science education center dedicated to rehabilitating for release stranded sea turtles, seals, dolphins, porpoises, and small whales, and to advancing scientific knowledge and education in marine wildlife health and conservation.
Sea turtles are fitted with satellite tags to help evaluate rehabilation success and to determine their movements once released back into their ocean homes.



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 turtles295
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2008-07-30
Date, End2009-08-28
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude30.23 - 41.83
Longitude-88.78 - -56.17
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 501)
Traveled (km)9,787
Travel hours9,110
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
* Aggregated summary
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