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Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) 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
Continuing from last years immensely successful project at Boavista, the team will be deploying 5 transmitters this summer at Boavista. Last years results showed that turtles from Cape Verde actually use one of 2 different strategies of migration after nesting. This year we return to investigate these strategies, specifically to determine whether large adult turtles, discovered last year to feed off the coast of Guinea and Sierra Leone, employ a different strategy from smaller adult turtles that feed in the open ocean. The turtles will again be given special Creole names by local students. Creole is the local dialect. The nesting population of Cape Verde has been identified as a priority for conservation along the West Coast of Africa and more information needs to be collected on its natural history, including migratory pathways and foraging areas. This study will investigate these post nesting migratory pathways and foraging grounds and describe diving and depth utilisation patterns.

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

Geographical coverage
A, Atlantic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
7 August 2005 - 12 September 2006

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: 2012-11-28
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