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Description
Gardangarl (Field Island) is critical habitat for flatback turtles.
The annual flatback tagging and monitoring program provides valuable data for the only marine turtle listed globally as “Data Deficient” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
This research has occurred since the 1980s; & every year since approx 1995
Supplemental infomation: Visit STAT's project page for additional information. This dataset is a summarized representation of the telemetry locations aggregated per species per 1-degree cell. more

Each year Kakadu National Park staff, traditional owners and volunteers survey flatback turtles on Gardangarl (Field Island), which lies just off the coast and forms part of the park. It provides crucial habitat for flatback turtles, which are listed nationally as a vulnerable species. This research has occurred since the 1980s and every year since approx 1995. Results of the survey show the turtle numbers have remained steady with the team recording an average of three or four turtles a night.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Reptiles
Keywords:
Marine, ISEW, Australia, Northern Terr., Natator

Geographical coverage
ISEW, Australia, Northern Terr. [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
19 August 2014 - 15 March 2015

Taxonomic coverage
Natator [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributor
Australian Government; Department of the Environment; Kakadu National Park, more

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

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-03-16
Information last updated: 2015-03-16
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