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Description
Sea Sense is conducting research into the migratory behaviour of green turtles to better understand their movements and identify important foraging grounds and migratory corridors in the western Indian Ocean region. This kind of information is being used in Tanzania to develop a National Sea Turtle Status Report which will eventually feed into a National Sea Turtle Recovery Plan.

To date, satellite tags have been deployed on nesting green turtles in Mafia Island, Temeke and Pangani which are the three most important green turtle rookeries in Tanzania. 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.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Reptiles
Keywords:
Marine, ISW, Tanzania, Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
ISW, Tanzania [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
10 September 2013 - 16 January 2015

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

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Duke University; Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences; Marine Laboratory, more
Sea Sense, moredata creator

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