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ProDelphinus Peru Leatherback Tracking Project
Mangel J. 2016. ProDelphinus Peru Leatherback Tracking Project. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP ( on yyyy-mm-dd.

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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.

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

ProDelphinus is a Peruvian NGO whose aim is the conservation of threatened and endangered marine fauna which have interaction with Peruvian fisheries. We also work hard to promote environmental education and build capacity in local fishing communities with the goal of promoting the long-term sustainability of both the fisheries and the species with which they interact.

Funding for the Pro Delphinus Leatherback Tracking Program comes from the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). Other funders for our leatherback turtle research and education initiatives include the Darwin Initiative and the University of Exeter.

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, Fishing grounds, Foraging behaviour, Satellite tracking, ISE, Peru, Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761)

Geographical coverage
ISE, Peru [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
19 January 2014 - 10 January 2015

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

Habitat use, Occurrence of biota

Federal Government of the United States of America; Department of Commerce; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; National Marine Fisheries Service; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), moredata provider
Fisheries Bycatch 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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