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Green sea turtle satellite tracking in the Nansha and Penghu Archipelagos 2000-2005

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The purpose of this study is to understand the whereabouts of green turtles that nest in Taiwan, and the influence of currents to the migration behavior. more

The green sea turtle is an endangered species in Taiwan. In addition to understanding their nesting ecology, the migration behavior and whereabouts in the ocean are equally important. The purpose of the current study is to deploy as many satellite tags as possible to understand fully its post-nesting migration routes, rest/foraging areas and the influence of currents to the migration of green turtles. Furthermore, the combination of satellite tracking with genetic studies allow us to construct comprehensive conservation measures on a regional and international basis.

Biology > Reptiles
Marine, I, Pacific, ISEW, Taiwan, Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
I, Pacific [Marine Regions]
ISEW, Taiwan [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
28 May 2000 - 26 October 2005

Taxonomic coverage
Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

National Taiwan Ocean University; Institute of Marine Biology (IMB), moredata owner

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OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more


Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-22
Information last updated: 2012-11-22
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