Loggerhead turtles in Slovenian and adjacent waters (north Adriatic Sea) in 2002-2008

Tilen Genov, Morigenos

Dataset credit

Tilen Genov, Morigenos - marine mammal research & conservation society, Slovenia


Primary contact Tilen Genov Morigenos - marine mammal research & conservation society
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University



This dataset, collected by Morigenos, comprises sightings of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in Slovenian and adjacent waters of the north Adriatic Sea, between 2002 and 2008. Dataset was collected as part of a long-term program for the study, monitoring and conservation of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). This resulted in one of the largest datasets on free-ranging marine turtles in the north Adriatic Sea.


Morigenos is an independent and non-profit, scientific non-governmental organization that aims to combine scientific research, monitoring, education, public awareness, capacity building and management, to achieve effective conservation of the marine environment and biodiversity.

The central activity of Morigenos is the Slovenian Dolphin Project, a long-term research, monitoring and conservation programme, focusing on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Slovenian and adjacent waters in the northern Adriatic Sea. Research activities focus on dolphin distribution, abundance, social structure, habitat use, feeding habits, fishery interactions and tourism impact through dedicated boat surveys, land-based watches and theodolite tracking, photo-identification and mark-recapture techniques, behavioural observations and passive acoustic monitoring.

Other activities include research on loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta), education, public awareness and capacity building.

Further information can be found at www.morigenos.org.

Supplemental information

The day part of the observation date is masked, replaced with 01.




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Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID number (generated by SEAMAP)
row_idRow ID
latitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
longitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
obs_datedate of observation. The day part is masked, replaced with 01.
sp_obsSpecies name
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number by Integrated Taxonomic Information System
obs_countanimal count
data_ownerData owner
geomdefinition not provided
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles65
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2002-08-01
Date, End2008-08-01
Temporal prec.110000
Latitude45.18 - 45.66
Longitude13.25 - 13.61
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeAnimal sighting
Traveled (km)0
Contr. throughACCOBAMS
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with None
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