Loggerheads in the Adriatic Sea
Paolo Luschi

Dataset credit

Data provider
Islameta Group, Dept. of Biology - University of Pisa
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
ARCHE^ - Research and Educational Activities for Chelonian Conservation, Ferrara, Italy.
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell'Emilia-Romagna Bruno Ubertini - Ferrara Section.

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Paolo Luschi University of Pisa
Data entry Michael Coyne seaturtle.org

Citation

Abstract

The aim of this project is to investigate the movements performed by loggerhead turtles in the Adriatic sea. The Adriatic sea is home to a quite large number of turtles, especially loggerheads, representing one of the best feeding area within the Mediterranean Sea. Both juveniles and adult loggerheads frequent this area, and are thought to perform seasonal migrations, especially in response to changes in environmental parameters, especially temperature.

Purpose

The aim of this project is to investigate the movements performed by loggerhead turtles in the Adriatic Sea. The aim of this project is to investigate the movements performed by loggerhead turtles in the Adriatic sea. The Adriatic sea is home to a quite large number of turtles, especially loggerheads, representing one of the best feeding area within the Mediterranean Sea. Both juveniles and adult loggerheads frequent this area, and are thought to perform seasonal migrations, especially in response to changes in environmental parameters (especially temperature).

Supplemental information

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References

Mencacci, R., C. Vallini, S. Rubini, L. Funes, A. Sarti, S. Benvenuti and P. Luschi. 2006. Movements of a male loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) tracked by satellite in the Adriatic Sea. In: M. Zuffi (ed.), Atti del V Congresso nazionale della Societas Herpetologica Italica. Firenze University Press.

Attributes

Overview

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
Only minimum required attributes are visible and downlodable online. Other attributes may be obtained upon provider's permission unless otherwise noted below.

This section explains attributes included in the original dataset. OBIS-SEAMAP restricts the attributes available to the public to date/time, lat/lon and species names/counts only. Should you need other attributes described here, you are encouraged to contact the data provider.

Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
project_idSTAT Project ID
prognumProgram number
tag_idPTT ID
datetime_utcDate and time in UTC
lcLocation class
iqQuality indicator
latitudeLatitude 1
longitudeLongitude 1
dir1Dir 1
nb_mesNumber of messages received
big_nb_mesdefinition not provided
best_levelBest signal strength in dB
pass_durationPass duration in seconds
nopcNumber Of Plausibility Checks successful (from 0-4)
calcul_freqCalculated frequency
altitudeAltitude used for location calculation
sensorsSensors
speciesSpecies name
sp_tsnITIS Taxonomic Serial Number
lc_filterParameters to location filtering
speed_filterParameters to speed filtering
distance_filterParameters to distance filtering
topo_filterParameters to topo filtering
time_filterParameters to time filtering
angle_filterParameters to angle filtering
life_stageLife stage of the animal
genderGender of the animal
wetdryWet or dry
wetdry_filterParameters to Wet or dry filterint
obs_datetimeDate and time (local time zone)
timezone_hTime difference from UTC
obs_countAnimal count (always 1)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID980
Seabirds0
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles1,275
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total1,275
Date, Begin2004-11-03
Date, End2010-08-31
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude31.43 - 44.76
Longitude-11.66 - 47.48
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
PlatformTag
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 986)
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Registered2013-07-30
Updated2017-07-18
StatusPublished
Sharing policy Permission required
Also availalbe from None
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