Gabon 2008-09: Mayumba & Pongara, Leatherback Turtles (aggregated per 1-degree cell)

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Original provider: MTRG / Seaturtle.org Dataset credits: Data provider Marine Turtle Research Group Originating data center Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT) Project partner 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 Abstract: 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.

Data Records

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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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GBIF Registration

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

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

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


Matthew Witt
  • Owner
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Primary contact
University of Exeter
  • 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 [-40.628, -54.037], North East [1.812, 21.217]

Taxonomic Coverage

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

Species Dermochelys coriacea (Leatherback Sea Turtle)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2008-12-09 / 2010-01-01

Project Data

No Description available

Title Gabon 2008-09: Mayumba & Pongara, Leatherback Turtles (aggregated per 1-degree cell)
Funding NA

The personnel involved in the project:

Matthew Witt
  • Owner

Sampling Methods


Study Extent NA

Method step description:

  1. NA

Collection Data

Collection Name zd_1454
Collection Identifier zd_1454
Parent Collection Identifier OBIS-SEAMAP

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Purpose Not available
Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.env.duke.edu/resource?r=zd_1454_1deg