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Description
Turtles are an important part of the ecosystem, and may serve as a good biological indicator of the health of the environment they inhabit. They are constantly impacted by a variety of both natural and anthropogenic factors. Satellite telemetry is a powerful tool for examining long-term movements of these protected species, and enhancing conservation and management efforts. These observations will allow us to see if these turtles that were released off the coast of Florida will return to Mississippi Sound, or if they will move to other places. The use of satellite tags on recently rehabilitated and released Kemp’s ridley sea turtles will increase our knowledge about the daily activities and habitat delineation of these animals.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Reptiles
Keywords:
Marine, ASW, Mexico Gulf, Lepidochelys kempii

Geographical coverage
ASW, Mexico Gulf [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
26 April 2011 - 19 August 2012

Taxonomic coverage
Lepidochelys kempii (Garman, 1880) [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

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: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-03-17
Information last updated: 2015-03-17
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