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Several species of sea turtles can be observed in waters off the Canary Islands (Eastern Atlantic). One of them is the green turtle (Chelonia mydas), less frequent than the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), and with little information.

The NGO ADS Biodiversidad is currently developing a project based on the green turtle and this satellite tracking programme forms part of it. The aims of this project are to determine the origin of these individuals, know their distribution in this area, determine the habitats that they are using and define if they are linked or not to protected areas (e.g. Natura 2000 network). Furthermore, the main pressures and threats that are affecting to this species will be determined.

Results of this project will be disclosed among the local population, that poorly know the presence of the species in Canarian waters, even for some professionals that interact directly with them (e.g. fishermen and divers). more

Project title: The green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the Natura 2000 network in the Canary Islands.
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.

Biology > Reptiles
Marine, ASE, Canary I., Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
ASE, Canary I. [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
26 April 2014 - 29 November 2014

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

Occurrence of biota

ADS Biodiversidad, 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

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: 2015-03-18
Information last updated: 2015-03-18
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