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Gardangarl (Field Island) Kakadu NP flatback turtle monitoring
Contact: O'Dea, Anne
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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.
Biology > Reptiles
Marine, ISEW, Australia, Northern Terr., Natator
ISEW, Australia, Northern Terr. [Marine Regions]
19 August 2014 - 15 March 2015
Occurrence of biota
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more
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