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The early life histories of neonate sea turtle species are very poorly known because of technological limits (lack of small-scale tracking technologies capable of remotely recording the animals’ positions days, weeks, or months). Yet, species recovery requires understanding of spatial distributions, potential threats, identification of important nursery habitats, and life stage-specific survival. The data comes from a study which tested and deployed small-scale, solar-powered satellite tags on young, oceanic stage sea turtles with the goal of describing early sea turtle dispersal and habitat use. more

This project was made possible by funding from NOAA SEFSC, the National Academies Research Associateship Program, Large Pelagics Research Center Extramural Grants Program, Florida Sea Turtle Grants Program, Save Our Seas Foundation, Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund, the Ashwanden Family Fund, the Nelligan Sea Turtle Research Support Fund, and personal funds.

Biology > Reptiles
Marine, AN, North Atlantic, Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
AN, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
10 May 2009 - 21 June 2011

Taxonomic coverage
Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Duke University; Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences; Marine Laboratory, more
University of Central Florida; Department of Biology, 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: 2015-03-19
Information last updated: 2015-03-20
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