Israel National Nature and Parks Authority - Sea Turtle Rescue Center
Isreal's Sea Turtle Monitoring Program
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
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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|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|
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|Bounding Coordinates||South West [30.845, 5.393], North East [44.075, 35.949]|
Scientific names are based on the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
|Species||Chelonia mydas (Green Sea Turtle), Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Sea Turtle)|
|Start Date / End Date||2014-06-18 / 2020-02-28|
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|Title||Israel's sea turtle monitoring program (aggregated per 1-degree cell)|
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|Parent Collection Identifier||OBIS-SEAMAP|
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