Satellite Tracking of Hawksbill Turtles in Melaka, Malaysia
Data provider WWF-Malaysia Originating data center Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT) Project partner The Melaka Hawksbill satellite tracking project is a collaborative effort between WWF-Malaysia, the Melaka State Department of Fisheries, and the Melaka State Government.
WWF-Malaysia W. 2023. Satellite Tracking of Hawksbill Turtles in Melaka, Malaysia. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/983) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=185).
WWF-Malaysia aims to use satellite telemetry and computer mapping technology to identify important coastal turtle habitat ranges during the nesting period, their migration routes and foraging areas. The mapping result will be utilised to advocate legal protection for offshore waters of important nesting rookeries and develop management guidelines for the protected areas. The information gathered is also crucial in persuading Malaysia to ratify the relevant international treaties that relate to marine turtle conservation.
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)
Number of messages received
definition not provided
Best signal strength in dB
Pass duration in seconds
Number Of Plausibility Checks successful (from 0-4)