Cemetery Beach Port Hedland Flatback Tracking Project 2009/2010

Pendoley Environmental

Dataset credit

Data provider
West Australian Sea Turtle Satellite Tracking Project
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
BHP Billiton Quantum Project
Care for Hedland Association
Pendoley Environmental Pty Ltd
Project sponsor or sponsor description
BHP Billiton Quantum Project


Primary contact Kellie Pendoley Western Australian Sea Turtle Satellite Tracking Project
Data entry Michael Coyne seaturtle.org



Flatback turtles are being satellite tracked from Cemetery Beach in the town of Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. This is the second year of this project and with 5 transmitters deployed in 2008/2009 and an addtional 10 transmitters deployed during the 2009/2010 season. The project is being sponsored by BHPBIO as part of the Quantum Project.



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 turtles3,958
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2009-12-10
Date, End2011-02-26
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-21.55 - -10.13
Longitude114.58 - 140.93
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 554)
Traveled (km)32,259
Travel hours80,080
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
* Aggregated summary
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