Supporting Sea Turtle Survival at Queens Beach Bowen, Australia.


Dataset credit

Data provider
Apudthama flatback turtle project
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
This project is supported by Queens Beach Action Group, NQ Dry Tropics, North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation, Queensland Parks & Wildlife, Juru Traditional Owners, Bowen Primary School and many interested community members.

Project sponsor or sponsor description
NQ Dry Tropics has coordinated the tag and release of Kindawry because very little is known about the Flatback species. The species is considered vulnerable to extinct.


Primary contact Karen Stapleton Supporting Sea Turtle Survival at Queens Beach
Data entry Michael Coyne



Bowen, Queensland Australia is a well known nesting site for sea turtles. Six of the world's seven species of sea turtles are found off the coast of North Queensland. Despite this, there is a lack of community awareness and understanding of the issues impacting on these great mariners. This project aims to demonstrate to the community through satellite tracking what the day-to-day lives are of two Flatback sea turtles. How they feed, what distances they travel and where they might potential nest.
Turtle one: Kindawry is a female Flatback turtle that came ashore to nest in mid November 2011. Kindawry was named by a student from Bowen Primary School. Kindawry is about 40 years old and she weights 90 kilograms.



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 turtles26
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2011-11-15
Date, End2011-11-22
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-20.03 - -19.84
Longitude148.16 - 148.34
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 804)
Traveled (km)123
Travel hours157
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
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