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NC Aquariums Cold Stunned Sea Turtle Monitoring
Contact: Cluse, Wendy

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

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Every year, cold-stunned sea turtles strand on North Carolina beaches. Rehabilitation centers, including the North Carolina Aquariums, assist the rescue effort by providing care and returning these animals to good health. These turtles are then released offshore into the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. This project aims to understand where young green turtles go and how they fare in this environment after recovering from cold stunning.

This project is supported by the Triad Foundation.

Biology > Reptiles
Marine/Coastal, A, North Atlantic, Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
A, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1 February 2012 - 8 March 2012

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

North Carolina Aquariums, moredata owner
North Carolina Aquariums; North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, more

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

Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-13
Information last updated: 2012-11-13
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