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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 how much time these turtles actually spend in the Mississippi sound, prior to moving on. 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.

Biology > Reptiles
Marine, ASW, USA, Mississippi, Mississippi Sound, Lepidochelys kempii Garman, 1880

Geographical coverage
ASW, USA, Mississippi, Mississippi Sound [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
28 October 2011 - 5 May 2012

Taxonomic coverage
Lepidochelys kempii Garman, 1880 [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Duke University; Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences; Marine Laboratory, more
Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS), moredata creator

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