Maldivian Sea Turtle Conservation Program- LG

SEAMARC / Four Seasons Resorts Maldives

Dataset credit

Data provider
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Baa Atoll, Maldives
Project sponsor or sponsor description
Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru, Baa Atoll, Maldives


Primary contact Jamie Fisher LGSTRC
Data entry Michael Coyne



The Maldivian Sea Turtle Conservation Program (MSTCP) was started in 2011 by our small team of Seamarc marine biologists at the Four Seasons resorts, Maldives. Our preliminary objective is to produce an estimated inventory of sea turtles using a photo identification monitoring method. This will allow us to better understand turtle population and migration patterns. A major threat these creatures are facing in the country is turtle and egg poaching. For this reason, one aspect of the MSTCP consists of protecting turtle nesting sites and rearing a few individuals per clutch in order to increase their survival rate.

Off shore, Olive Ridley Sea Turtles are particularly exposed to Ghost Nets. Another aspect of the MSTCP is to rescue and rehabilitate injured Olive Ridley Sea Turtles and track them after release to study both the success of rehabilitation and the global distribution of the species in the Indian Ocean.



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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 turtles108
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2016-06-16
Date, End2016-10-19
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-1.89 - 4.31
Longitude67.43 - 75.23
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 878)
Traveled (km)2,997
Travel hours3,005
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
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