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North Cyprus 2015 - Green Turtles (aggregated per 1-degree cell)

Latest version published on Oct 3, 2018
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Original provider: Marine Turtle Research Group Dataset credits: Data provider Marine Turtle Research Group Originating data center <a href='http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/' target='_blank'>Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)</a> Project partner Society for Protection of Turtles (SPOT) was founded in the late 1980s by British expatriates Ian and Celia Bell who came together with local conservationist Kutlay Keço. In 1988 a preliminary field study was carried out by Brian Groombridge and Claire Whitmore and SPOT later made further surveys of the North Cyprus coast and found numbers of nesting green and loggerhead turtles sufficient to merit further investigation. In the early 1990s SPOT contacted Glasgow University and in 1992 the first pioneering team of students were sent to make a thorough survey. On the basis of this expedition, Kutlay agreed to provide accommodation on his land at Alagadi, and this became the Alagadi Goat Shed and Sleeping House, which twenty years on are still used by the Marine Turtle Conservation Project (MTCP) as the hub of research and conservation of turtles in North Cyprus. MTCP is a collaboration between the University of Exeter's Marine Turtle Research Group, SPOT and the North Cyprus Department for Environmental Protection. Abstract: The MTCP have placed 22 satellite trackers on green turtles since 1998 which have revealed several major foraging areas within the Mediterranean. However, recent research using stable isotope analysis suggest that an important foraging area may have been missed due to chance. Therefore, MTCP have taken the opportunity to attach satellite trackers to 5 turtles which the stable isotopes suggest forage in the area of interest. Supplemental information: <a href='http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=1107' target='_new'>Visit STAT's project page</a> for additional information. This dataset is a summarized representation of the telemetry locations aggregated per species per 1-degree cell.

Data Records

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 13 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Bradshaw P. 2018. North Cyprus 2015 - Green Turtles. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1294) on yyyy-mm-dd originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=1107).

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

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Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

OBIS-SEAMAP Dataset Pagehttp://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1294 UTF-8 Interactive map
FGDC Metadatahttp://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1294/xml UTF-8 XML
STAT Project Pagehttp://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=1107 UTF-8 Original web site

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Philip Bradshaw
Primary contact
Marine Turtle Research Group

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Philip Bradshaw
Primary contact
Marine Turtle Research Group

Who filled in the metadata:

OBIS-SEAMAP
Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University A328 LSRC building 27708 Durham NC US
http://seamap.env.duke.edu

Who else was associated with the resource:

Distributor
OBIS-SEAMAP
Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University A328 LSRC building 27708 Durham NC US
http://seamap.env.duke.edu
Owner
Philip Bradshaw
Primary contact
Marine Turtle Research Group
Originator
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool

Geographic Coverage

Oceans

Bounding Coordinates South West [30.993, 32.788], North East [35.782, 36.437]

Taxonomic Coverage

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

Species  Chelonia mydas (Green Sea Turtle)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2015-06-30 / 2015-11-23

Project Data

No Description available

Title North Cyprus 2015 - Green Turtles (aggregated per 1-degree cell)
Funding NA

The personnel involved in the project:

Owner
Philip Bradshaw

Sampling Methods

NA

Study Extent NA

Method step description:

  1. NA

Collection Data

Collection Name zd_1294
Collection Identifier zd_1294
Parent Collection Identifier OBIS-SEAMAP

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Purpose Not available
Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.env.duke.edu/resource?r=zd_1294_1deg