Virginia Aquarium Sea Turtle Research

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Dataset credit

Data provider
Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Program
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Sue Barco Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Data entry Michael Coyne seaturtle.org

Citation

Abstract

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation is conducting health assessment and telemetry research using wild-caught and by-caught loggerhead and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. The project goals include comparing rehabilitated and wild animals, developing a relatively fine temporal and spatial scale surface time ratio for abundance estimates, and understanding how “near shore” and “off shore” populations interact and utilize the habitat. (NMFS Permit Nos. 16134/20561)

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

Visit STAT's project page for additional information.

References

Attributes

Overview

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
sensorsSensors
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
OBIS-SEAMAP ID978
Seabirds0
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles10,896
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total10,896
Date, Begin2013-05-22
Date, End2015-09-04
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude20.85 - 40.55
Longitude-80.87 - -35.39
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
PlatformTag
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 990)
Traveled (km)43,911
Travel hours44,878
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Registered2013-07-30
Updated2021-06-03
StatusPublished
Sharing policy Permission required
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