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Bald Head Island 2005: Loggerhead Turtles
Citation
Coyne, M. S., and B. J. Godley. 2005. Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (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
This project aims to find out more about the post nesting migratory movements of loggerhead sea turtles from Bald Head Island, North Carolina. Four nesting females were tracked each in 2003 and 2004 and made impressive movements north, using waters as far away as New Jersey. Two of the transmitters from 2004 are still transmitting. The transmitters provided us with some interesting, novel and useful information about the migratory and foraging behaviour and natural history of the loggerhead sea turtle in this region. This summer's deployments will complement the results from previous years and provide us with a wider insight into North Carolina sea turtle biology.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Reptiles
Keywords:
Marine, Testudines

Temporal coverage
22 July 2005 - 16 January 2007

Taxonomic coverage
Testudines [WoRMS]

Contributors
Marine Turtle Research Group, moredata owner Seaturtle.org, 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: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-28
Information last updated: 2012-11-30
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