Gabon 2010-11: Corisco Bay, Green Turtles

Marine Turtle Research Group

Dataset credit

Data provider
Marine Turtle Research Group
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
The partnerships' work in Gabon, which includes satellite telemetry of marine turtles (leatherback, green, and olive ridley turtles), training and capacity building in the use of fisheries vessel monitoring systems and assessing the distribution and abundance of dolphins and whales is funded by the Darwin Initiative, which is financed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the UK Government under the project Darwin Marine Biodiversity Action Plan for Gabon, the Wallace Research Foundation, and, the Marine Turtle Conservation Fund (US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior).


Primary contact Catherine McClellan Marine Turtle Research Group
Data entry Michael Coyne



As part of a larger marine biodiversity project in Gabon, this year we are adding satellite tracking of green turtles from their foraging grounds in Corisco Bay. The project aims to examine size-based foraging patterns of turtles. These movement data will be integrated with a charaterization of the local habitat and an assessment of anthropogenic threats.



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 turtles2,326
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2010-03-16
Date, End2012-03-28
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude0.47 - 2.08
Longitude9.25 - 14.74
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 576)
Traveled (km)3,733
Travel hours31,206
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
* Aggregated summary
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