Sea Turtles of Dominica (aggregated per 1-degree cell)

Latest version published by OBIS-SEAMAP on 24 April 2021 OBIS-SEAMAP
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Original provider: DomSeTCO/Oceans Forward Dataset credits: Data provider Dominica Sea Turtle Conservation Organization and Oceans Forward Originating data center Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT) Project partner Oceans Forward: Leverages technology to empower communities to bring about ocean conservation. Oceans Forward supports innovative science and local actions that have the potential to scale up and change the world.

Abstract: DomSeTCO has been working in Dominica for many years teaching ocean and island conservation. Island ecosystems are fragile at best and with human intervention can become destabilized quickly. DomSeTCO has worked tirelessly for years conserving the sea turtles that make Dominica their home either permanently or temporarily. This project has dual purpose: first, to elucidate the habitats frequented by nesting leatherbacks in the waters of Dominica and their migratory routes for determining sites for high seas MPA's; Second, to be models in the classroom for the global nature of populations and how one small island can effect a global population. 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.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Bob Cooper . 2021. Sea Turtles of Dominica. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1386) on yyyy-mm-dd originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=1209).


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 19b5dcf6-00e0-46ab-bf43-1d00862f6726.  OBIS-SEAMAP publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Ocean Biodiversity Information System.


Occurrence; Observation; Occurrence

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

OBIS-SEAMAP Dataset Page http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1386 UTF-8 Interactive map
FGDC Metadata http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1386/xml UTF-8 XML
STAT Project Page http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=1209 UTF-8 Original web site


Bob Cooper
  • Owner
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Primary contact
Dominica Sea Turtle Conservation Organization and Oceans Forward
  • 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 [15.271, -61.281], North East [64.807, -7.019]

Taxonomic Coverage

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

Species Cetorhinus maximus (basking shark), Dermochelys coriacea (Leatherback Sea Turtle)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2016-05-29 / 2018-08-04

Project Data

No Description available

Title Sea Turtles of Dominica (aggregated per 1-degree cell)
Funding NA

The personnel involved in the project:

Bob Cooper
  • Owner

Sampling Methods


Study Extent NA

Method step description:

  1. NA

Collection Data

Collection Name zd_1386
Collection Identifier zd_1386
Parent Collection Identifier OBIS-SEAMAP

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Purpose Not available
Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.env.duke.edu/resource?r=zd_1386_1deg