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Georgia Loggerhead Tracking Project 2005
Contact: Dodd, Mark
Availability: This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
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The purpose of this study is to document inter-nesting habitat use, migratory pathways, and post-nesting movements of Georgia's nesting loggerhead turtles using satellite and conventional telemetry. more
Loggerhead turtle movements will be compared with the distributions of commercial fishing and dredging activity and results will be used to make management recommendations to protect adult loggerhead sea turtles and their habitats. During the second year of our study, We deployed a total of twelve satellite transmitters on Sapelo (8) and Blackbeard Islands (4). In addition to monitoring loggerhead movement patterns, our tracking project provides a unique educational opportunity for students to learn more about Georgia?s loggerhead turtles and coastal marine ecosystems. School kids from grades K-5 were given the opportunity to submit names for eight of the turtles. Over 240 Georgia students in kindergarten through fifth grade took part in the sea turtle naming contest. Click on each individual turtle to get more information.
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more
Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Metadatarecord created: 2013-06-26
Information last updated: 2014-06-26