MTRG / Seaturtle.org
Marine Turtle Research Group
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
In conjunction with Parc National de Mayumba, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Gabon Turtle Partnership, Aventures Sans Frontieres and Seaturtle.org, researchers from the University of Exeter have attached satellite transmitters to female leatherback turtles nesting at Mayumba National Park, Gabon .
Project sponsor or sponsor description
The first season of this project (2005/2006) was part funded by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) Shellshock Campaign European Association of Zoos & Aquaria. Satellite transmitters attached in the 2007 and 2008 nesting seasons have been funded by the Large Pelagics Research Centre (University of New Hampshire) through National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency award NA04NMF4550391. Earlier phases of this project were made possible by funding receieved from the Natural Environment Research Council, UK . Work of the Gabon Turtle Partnership is supported by funding from the Marine Turtle Conservation Fund, through the US Fish & Wildlife Service
This seasons fieldwork (2008-09) has focused on gathering information on leatherback turtle internesting and postnesting movements from two sites in Gabon. Six transmitters were attached to leatherback turtles nesting in Pongara National Park in December 2008. This park is very close to Libreville, the Capital of Gabon, and receives many visitors during the weekends and holidays periods. A further 4 satellite transmitters were deployed in February 2009 in Mayumba National Park.
The turtles and their transmitters are performing excellently this season. 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 432 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.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
How to cite
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Witt M. 2021. Gabon 2008-09: Mayumba & Pongara, Leatherback Turtles. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1454) on yyyy-mm-dd originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=340).
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The publisher and rights holder of this work is OBIS-SEAMAP. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 23e40cc4-c35f-46fe-b4d8-12923db2c3b4. 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/1454 UTF-8 Interactive map|
|FGDC Metadata||http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1454/xml UTF-8 XML|
|STAT Project Page||http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=340 UTF-8 Original web site|
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|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-40.628, -54.037], North East [1.812, 21.217]|
Scientific names are based on the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
|Species||Dermochelys coriacea (Leatherback Sea Turtle)|
|Start Date / End Date||2008-12-09 / 2010-01-01|
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|Title||Gabon 2008-09: Mayumba & Pongara, Leatherback Turtles (aggregated per 1-degree cell)|
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|Parent Collection Identifier||OBIS-SEAMAP|
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