LMMSTRP-Kemp's Ridley 1

Louisiana Marine Mammal & Sea Turtle Rescue Program

Dataset credit

Data provider
Louisiana Marine Mammal & Sea Turtle Rescue Program
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
LDWF-Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas-New Orleans, Louisiana
Project sponsor or sponsor description
LDWF-Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries


Primary contact Jamie Mullins
Data entry Michael Coyne seaturtle.org



Lagniappe is an adult female Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle that was found in a burrow pit pond in Southern Vermilion Parish, Louisiana and is believed to have been trapped in the pond since Hurricane Ike in September 2008. The term “Lagniappe†means “an extra or unexpected gift or benefit†and is a term commonly used in Louisiana.
The rescue effort for Lagniappe was spearheaded by The Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program-“ LMMSTRP†along with the valuable help of other partner organizations such as The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (AAOA). The rescue took place on March 11, 2009. Once the turtle was rescued it was transported to the Audubon’s Aquatic Center (AAC). LDWF furthermore secured LMMSTRP the funding to obtain a satellite tag. Lagniappe was outfitted with a Kiwistat 101 tag by Sirtrack. The tracking of a rehabilitated sea turtle is very important to the LMMSTRP program in that a rehab turtle has not been tagged since 2005. Lagniappe was released on October 14, 2009 21 miles off the coast of Grand Isle, Louisiana.
Along the Louisiana Coast we get countless stranded sea turtles in particular Kemp’s Ridley. By tagging Lagniappe we hope to gain more crucially valuable data that would enable us to understand more about such an endangered species.
The Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program is a volunteer organization based out of Audubon Aquarium of the Americas through the Audubon Nature Institute. It is committed to the humane care and treatment of injured, ill, or out-of-habit marine mammals (such as manatees) and sea turtles.



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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 turtles398
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2009-10-14
Date, End2010-02-23
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude28.47 - 29.29
Longitude-93.77 - -89.71
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 549)
Traveled (km)1,680
Travel hours3,161
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
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GBIF (via DOI)*
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