TARTACare Calabria: monitoring and conservation of the loggerhead turtle nesting activity along the Ionian coast of Calabria (Southern Italy) (aggregated per 1-degree cell)

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Original provider: Islameta Group, University of Pisa Dataset credits: Data provider Islameta Group, Dept. of Biology - University of Pisa Originating data center Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT) Project partner The overall TARTAcare project of the Dept. of Ecology, Calabria University is a collaboration with: Islameta Group, University of Pisa (satellite tracking), University of Rome Tor Vergata (genetic analysis), University of Florence (beach characterization), Stazione Zoologica A. Dohrn, Naples (tagging), and WWF Italia and FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) for nest protection and public awareness campaigns Project sponsor or sponsor description The project is authorized by the Ministry of Environment (Direzione Protezione della Natura). The main financial supports to the project were provided through the years by the Italian Ministry of Environment and of University and Research, and the Calabrian regional government (Assessorato alle Politiche dell�Ambiente) Abstract: The Southern Ionian coast of Calabria is currently recognized as the main nesting ground for loggerhead turtles in Italy, accounting for 70% of the total nesting events which were documented nationwide over the last six years (2003-2008). This finding arose from a research project (TARTACare Calabria) initiated by the Dept. of Ecology of Calabria University (Rende, Italy) in summer 2000. This project mainly aims at nest monitoring and protecting, but also has additional objectives such as estimating of nesting population, genetic analysis, beach characterization, definition of type and entity of threats to nesting derived from human impact (including fishing impact). Satellite tracking of nesting females has also been attempted to track the post-nesting migrations and to ultimately identify the so far unknown foraging areas of the turtles nesting on the Ionian coast.

Zeffiria and Esperia are the first two turtles nesting in Italy that are being tracked by satellite during their post-nesting migrations. 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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Luschi P. 2021. TARTACare Calabria: monitoring and conservation of the loggerhead turtle nesting activity along the Ionian coast of Calabria (Southern Italy). Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/524) on yyyy-mm-dd originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=427).


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Occurrence,Radio transmitters,Animal movements; Observation; Occurrence

External data

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OBIS-SEAMAP Dataset Page http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/524 UTF-8 Interactive map
FGDC Metadata http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/524/xml UTF-8 XML
STAT Project Page http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=427 UTF-8 Original web site


Paolo Luschi
  • Owner
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Primary contact
University of Pisa
  • 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 [32.646, -0.693], North East [38.923, 20.92]

Taxonomic Coverage

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

Species Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Sea Turtle)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2009-07-16 / 2013-08-04

Project Data

No Description available

Title TARTACare Calabria: monitoring and conservation of the loggerhead turtle nesting activity along the Ionian coast of Calabria (Southern Italy) (aggregated per 1-degree cell)
Funding NA

The personnel involved in the project:

Paolo Luschi
  • Owner

Sampling Methods


Study Extent NA

Method step description:

  1. NA

Collection Data

Collection Name zd_524
Collection Identifier zd_524
Parent Collection Identifier OBIS-SEAMAP

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Purpose Not available
Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.env.duke.edu/resource?r=zd_524_1deg