Israel's sea turtle monitoring program (aggregated per 1-degree cell)

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Original provider: Israel National Nature and Parks Authority - Sea Turtle Rescue Center Dataset credits: Data provider Isreal's Sea Turtle Monitoring Program Originating data center Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT) Abstract: The Israeli Nature and Parks Authority (NPA)operates this turtle monitoring program, sponsored by the NPA together with Israel Electric Company, to track rehabilitated sea turtles – mainly Loggerheads (Carreta carreta) and Green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas).
Tracked turtles were released to sea after spending several months at the Israel Sea Turtle Rescue Center, to which they arrive suffering from various injuries. The purpose of this current monitoring program is to learn about these turtles' habits and behavior – post rehabilitation, to get a better understanding on their rehabilitation needs.
Previous monitoring programs focused on nesting females as well as Green turtles released after being kept in captivity as part of a breeding stock project, aimed to help increase the number of hatchlings in the wild. Tracking healthy turtles at sea allows the identification of feeding zones and migration paths, information of paramount importance for the protection of these endangered species.
Supplemental information: Visit STAT's project page for additional information. This dataset is a summarized representation of the telemetry locations aggregated per species per 1-degree cell.

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Center I. 2021. Israel's sea turtle monitoring program. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1185) on yyyy-mm-dd originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=1003).


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Occurrence,Marine Biology; Observation; Occurrence

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OBIS-SEAMAP Dataset Page http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1185 UTF-8 Interactive map
FGDC Metadata http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1185/xml UTF-8 XML
STAT Project Page http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=1003 UTF-8 Original web site


Israel Center
  • Owner
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Primary contact
Isreal's Sea Turtle Monitoring Program
  • Metadata Provider
  • Distributor
Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University
A328 LSRC building
27708 Durham
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [30.845, 5.393], North East [44.075, 35.949]

Taxonomic Coverage

Scientific names are based on the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

Species Chelonia mydas (Green Sea Turtle), Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Sea Turtle)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2014-06-18 / 2020-02-28

Project Data

No Description available

Title Israel's sea turtle monitoring program (aggregated per 1-degree cell)
Funding NA

The personnel involved in the project:

Israel Center
  • Owner

Sampling Methods


Study Extent NA

Method step description:

  1. NA

Collection Data

Collection Name zd_1185
Collection Identifier zd_1185
Parent Collection Identifier OBIS-SEAMAP

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Purpose Not available
Alternative Identifiers d0f30a76-5fb3-4bd8-8cb5-f6d93bfbef48