Dominica Sea Turtle Conservation Organization and Oceans Forward
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
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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.
The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 163 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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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
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|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|
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|Bounding Coordinates||South West [15.271, -61.281], North East [64.807, -7.019]|
Scientific names are based on the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
|Species||Cetorhinus maximus (basking shark), Dermochelys coriacea (Leatherback Sea Turtle)|
|Start Date / End Date||2016-05-29 / 2018-08-04|
No Description available
|Title||Sea Turtles of Dominica (aggregated per 1-degree cell)|
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|Parent Collection Identifier||OBIS-SEAMAP|
marine, harvested by iOBIS