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University of Eldoret satellite tracked green sea turtles from Kenya 2012 under SWIOFP
Citation
Machaku, Rose. 2014. University of Eldoret satellite tracked green sea turtles from Kenya 2012 under SWIOFP. Provided by University of Eldoret, Kenya and downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP on (access date)

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Description
Satellites tracking of marine turtles was done to identify the main feeding sites of marine turtle nesting in Kenya and assess the interaction between marine turtle and industrial fisheries during their migration. Three nesting sea turtles were tracked from a beach in the North coast of Kenya (-3.83°S, 39.82°E). One of the turtle moved North to a known foraging creek (Takaungu), while another moved to a foraging ground on the South (Gazi). The third turtle just foraged on the near shore reef within where it was tagged.
The purpose of the tracking was identify the main feeding sites of marine turtle nesting in Kenya and assess the interaction between marine turtle and industrial fisheries during their migration.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Reptiles
Keywords:
Marine, ISW, Kenya, Chelonia mydas

Geographical coverage
ISW, Kenya [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
10 April 2012 - 26 June 2012

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

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), more Kélonia, more University of Eldoret, moredata creator

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-03-25
Information last updated: 2015-03-25
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