Post Rehabilitation Success Of Marine Turtles

JCU Cairns

Dataset credit

Data provider
James Cook University Cairns
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
Cairns turtle rehabilitation centre
James Cook University Cairns
Marlin Coast Vet Hospital
Volunteers at Cairns turtle rehabilitation centre
Project sponsor or sponsor description
Marlin Coast Veterinary Clinic donate all veterinary services for free.
Qantas-link: donate free flights for both the turtles to fly down from Cape York to Cairns turtle rehabilitation centre and Marlin coast vet clinic and for myself to collect them. Qantas-Link donate the flights to return the turtles back to Cape York when recovered.
Great adventures reef cruises: donate free trips to Green island for turtle releases for the turtles and the volunteers at the rehabilitation centre.
Sunlover cruises donate trips to the reef for research and Fitzroy Island for releases.


Primary contact Jennie Gilbert James Cook University Cairns
Data entry Michael Coyne



The purpose of this project is to assess the success of marine turtles once released back into to the marine environment after undergoing lengthy rehabilitation programs. Many of these turtles have been in rehabilitation for over 19 months previously found in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef suffering from floaters disease or suffering horrendous injuries from entanglement in discarded 'ghost nets' that were found by Napranum shire council rangers at Pennefather Beach, Cape York Penninsula. Previously when the turtles were released their fate was unknown, now with the assistance of satellite tracking invaluable data can be retrieved regarding the success of the rehabilitation.
This is a collaborative project between James Cook University, Cairns turtle rehabilitation centre, Marlin Coast Vet Hospital and Ian Bell at DERM.



Supplemental information

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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 turtles8,045
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2010-05-21
Date, End2015-04-10
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-21.27 - -10.01
Longitude116.72 - 159.85
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 648)
Traveled (km)51,823
Travel hours94,666
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
* Aggregated summary
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