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Duke North Atlantic Turtle Tracking
Citation
Coyne, M. S., and B. J. Godley. 2005. Satellite Tracking and Analysis Toos (STAT): an integrated system for archiving, analyzing and mapping animal tracking data. Marine Ecology Progress Series. Vol. 301: 1-7

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Description
Data of the movements of turtles tracked in and around Pamlico Sound. more

We are attaching satellite transmitters to loggerheads, green and Kemp's ridley sea turtles to examine interaction between the turtles and commercial fisheries in North Carolina. Turtles are commonly caught in fishing gear in the sounds of North Carolina, particularly in the fall months when both turtles and flounder are migrating to the ocean. Gill nets, in particular, have been implicated in large mortality events and as a result this type of fishing gear has been restricted to certain parts of Pamlico Sound. In addition, the fall flounder gill net fishery has been closed prematurely in the past few years due to observed mortalities of turtles. We are studying interactions between turtles and gill nets by tracking the movements of turtles in and around Pamlico Sound during the fall flounder season and comparing the distribution of turtles with that of gill nets. In addition, we hope to gain valuable life history information by following the migration patters of individuals. We work closely with researchers from the Southeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries, in this program. This research is funded by the North Carolina Sea Grant's Fisheries Resource Grant program. For more information, please see the report: Habitat Use of Sea Turtles in Relation to Fisheries Interactions.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Reptiles
Keywords:
Marine, A, North Atlantic, Testudines

Geographical coverage
A, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
14 September 2002 - 11 June 2007

Taxonomic coverage
Testudines [WoRMS]

Contributors
Duke University; Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences; Marine Laboratory, moredata owner

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Coyne, M.S.; Godley, B.J. (2005). Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT): an integrated system for archiving, analyzing and mapping animal tracking data. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 301: 1-7, more

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Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-27
Information last updated: 2012-11-27
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