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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Notes: Only data aggregated per 1-degree cell are available through OBIS. The non-aggregated data are available through the OBIS-SEAMAP Portal

Description
During the summer of 2011, three satellite tags were deployed on post-nesting green turtles in Saipan. Goals of this effort were to integrate sea turtles in educational activities, acquire greater understanding of their biology and ecology, and promote greater community awareness of conservation needs and migrations. These are CNMI's first post-nesting satellite tagged turtles, resulting from a collaborative project of CNMI Department of Lands and Natural Resources (DLNR) -- Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) -- Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO) and Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), and local community volunteer organizations. more

Sea turtles are cultural ambassadors, connecting people and nations of the Pacific. This collaborative satellite tagging project has not only increased our understanding of CNMI sea turtle biology and migration and engaged local communities and conservation partners, but has also stretched across ocean basins connecting the Pacific Islands with the IOSEA.
This dataset was supplied to the CNMI DLNR-DFW with the help of George Balazs and Denise Parker of NOAA's Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Reptiles
Keywords:
Marine, ISEW, Marianas, Northern Marianas, ISEW, Marianas, Northern Marianas, Saipan, Chelonia mydas

Geographical coverage
ISEW, Marianas, Northern Marianas
ISEW, Marianas, Northern Marianas, Saipan

Temporal coverage
24 May 2011 - 21 August 2011

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

Parameters
, Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; Department of Lands and Natural Resources; Division of Fish and Wildlife, moredata creator Duke University; Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences; Marine Laboratory, more

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

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-02-24
Information last updated: 2015-02-24
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