North Carolina Rehabilitated Sea Turtle Monitoring Project
Data provider SEATURTLE.ORG Animal Tracking Program Originating data center Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT) Project partner The partners of this tracking project include Jean Beasley and her crew of volunteers and interns at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, Matthew Godfrey and Wendy Cluse of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, and Michael Coyne of SEATURTLE.ORG. Project sponsor or sponsor description We are looking for sponsors for this project. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in sponsoring one or more satellite tracked turtles from the North Carolina Rehabilitated Sea Turtle Monitoring Project
Coyne M. 2021. North Carolina Rehabilitated Sea Turtle Monitoring Project. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/996) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=444).
Since 1997, the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, located on Topsail Island in North Carolina, has worked towards caring for sick or injured sea turtles in order that they should be released back to the wild. Each year, the KBSTRRC admits dozens of turtles that have been found in North Carolina and elsewhere. Working in collaboration with the wildlife veterinarians from North Carolina State University and others, the staff of the KBSTRRC have successfully rehabilitated and released more than 100 sea turtles over the past 7 years.
The majority of turtles that have been released have been juveniles, and up until now there was no information available on where and how the turtles were going in the water. Now, with the help of satellite tracking, we can watch where some of the rehabilitated turtles go after their treatment at the KBSTRRC.
Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
Only minimum required attributes are visible and downlodable online. Other attributes may be obtained upon provider's permission unless otherwise noted below.
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 in dataset provided
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)