North Carolina Rehabilitated Sea Turtle Monitoring Project


Dataset credit

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 if you are interested in sponsoring one or more satellite tracked turtles from the North Carolina Rehabilitated Sea Turtle Monitoring Project


Primary contact Michael Coyne



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.



Supplemental information

Visit STAT's project page for additional information.




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 turtles1,929
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2009-09-16
Date, End2013-09-28
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude26.06 - 34.61
Longitude-81.65 - -77.06
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 997)
Traveled (km)11,708
Travel hours13,336
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
* Aggregated summary
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