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Peru Leatherback Tracking Project
Citation
Mangel J. 2016. Peru Leatherback Tracking Project. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1334) on yyyy-mm-dd.

Access data
Archived data
Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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

Description
Our Leatherback Tracking Project is the first telemetry study of the species in Peru. While leatherbacks occur along the entire Peru coast, both near and offshore, our research has identified a high number of interactions with gillnet fisheries in the north of the country. By tracking leatherbacks that have been caught in this fishery, this study will examine leatherback behavior and habitat use to help determine priority areas for conservation and to better understand how these habitats overlap with fishing grounds. more

Our Leatherback Tracking Project is the first telemetry study of the species in Peru. While leatherbacks occur along the entire Peru coast, both near and offshore, our research has identified a high number of interactions with gillnet fisheries in the north of the country. By tracking leatherbacks that have been caught in this fishery, this study will examine leatherback behavior and habitat use to help determine priority areas for conservation and to better understand how these habitats overlap with fishing grounds.

Funding for the Pro Delphinus Leatherback Tracking Program comes from the Darwin Initiative, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and NOAA-Pacific Islands Regional Office.

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


Scope
Themes:
Biology > Reptiles
Keywords:
Marine, Behaviour, Fishing grounds, Satellite tracking, ISE, Peru, Dermochelys coriacea

Geographical coverage
ISE, Peru [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
25 June 2014 - 19 March 2016

Taxonomic coverage
Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761) [WoRMS]

Parameters
Habitat use, Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Marine Turtle Research Group, moredata provider
ProDelphinus, moredata creator

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


Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring
Metadatarecord created: 2016-05-26
Information last updated: 2016-06-03
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