Sea Turtles of Dominica

Jacob Levenson

Dataset credit

Data provider
Dominica Sea Turtle Conservation Organization
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
This project has been funded, in part, by grants from International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). IFAW has been instrumental in the progress of sea turtle conservation on Dominica. Through direct funding of the program and through marine mammal conservation and education in Dominica as part of the Floating Classroom program. A program focused on the conservation of whale species through out the worlds oceans.
Project sponsor or sponsor description
A grant from Disney's Friends for Change Project Green program gave the satellite tagging program the funding to get off the ground as part of the DomSeTCo/IFAW Floating Classroom Program.


Primary contact Jacob Levenson Dominica Sea Turtle Conservation Organization
Data entry Michael Coyne



Dominica Sea turtle Conservation Organization, originally started as ROSTI, has been focused on sea turtle conservation in Dominica. A small island in the Caribbean, Dominica has several sea turtle species nesting on it's beaches. Leatherbacks have been the main focus due tp poaching on the island of adults and nests. DomSeTCO supports patrollers on the main leatherback nesting beaches and has initiated a sea turtle tour program bringing visitors and locals alike to witness sea turtle nesting events on the island. DomSeTCO also participates in IFAW's Floating Classroom Program, bringing sea turtle conservation to the classroom.



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 turtles5,720
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2011-04-30
Date, End2013-07-10
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude14.27 - 51.78
Longitude-62.81 - -18.27
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 891)
Traveled (km)64,567
Travel hours38,726
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
* Aggregated summary
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