Brazil Trawl-Caught Turtles

Brazil Trawl caught turtles

Dataset credit

Data provider
Fisheries Bycatch Research Group
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)


Primary contact D. Monteiro Fisheries Bycatch Research Group
Data entry Michael Coyne



The continental shelf of Southern Brazil is an important feeding ground for loggerhead sea turtles and for fishing activities. This overlap leads to a high bycatch and mortality of this endangered sea turtle. The aim of this study, with the use of satellite telemetry, are to: i) determine the spatial and temporal patterns of sea turtles distribution in the area; ii) identify preferred areas of use by immature individuals on the continental shelf; and iii) determine the influence of environmental variables such as sea surface temperature and depth on the species distribution.



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Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
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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 turtles13,625
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2013-03-22
Date, End2016-03-13
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-42.37 - -26.06
Longitude-54.58 - -43.04
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 967)
Traveled (km)104,445
Travel hours85,055
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
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Shared with SWOT
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