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IMMS Ridley 7
Coleman A. 2016. IMMS Ridley 7. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP ( on yyyy-mm-dd.

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Turtles are an important component of the ecosystem, and may serve as a key biological indicator of the health of their environments. They are constantly impacted by a variety of both natural and anthropogenic factors. Satellite telemetry is a powerful tool for examining short- and long-term movements of these protected species and enhancing conservation and management efforts. These observations will allow us to examine how much time these turtles actually spend in the Mississippi Sound and what microhabitats they utilize. The use of satellite tags on recently rehabilitated and released sea turtles will increase our knowledge about the daily activities and habitat fidelity of these animals. more

We are partnering with 3 local high schools that will track the sea turtles' progress. The turtles were named after the schools' respective mascots: Greyhound (Ocean Springs High School), Admiral (Gulfport High School), and Bearcat (Long Beach High School).

Only data aggregated per 1-degree cell are available through OBIS. For access to additional data, the provider needs to be contacted.

Biology > Reptiles
Marine, Conservation, Satellite tracking, ASW, Mexico Gulf, Lepidochelys kempii (Garman, 1880)

Geographical coverage
ASW, Mexico Gulf [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
6 September 2014 - 16 January 2015

Taxonomic coverage
Lepidochelys kempii (Garman, 1880) [WoRMS]

Habitat use, Occurrence of biota

Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS), moredata creator

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OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring
Metadatarecord created: 2016-05-26
Information last updated: 2016-06-01
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