Green Turtle tracking data in Coastal Waters of the Turks and Caicos Islands

The dataset comprises turtle tracking data for 16 turtle individuals (locations with 6 hourtime step and tracks) and turtle utilization distributions polygons collected 08.2011-07.2017 in coastal waters of the Turks and Caicos. The data also includes locations from turtles migration beyond the Turks and Caicos territory.

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Last Updated August 10, 2021, 15:33 (UTC)
Created November 4, 2020, 18:56 (UTC)
Region TC
Language eng
Topic Category Biota; flora and/or fauna in natural environment
Temporal Extent Start 2011-08-21
Temporal Extent End 2017-07-02
Dataset Reference Date 2020
Lineage The tracking data was collected using the GPS telemetry. In-water capture, sampling and release of green turtles in TCI waters was carried out for the period xxxx-xxxx and xxxx-xxxx. From 08.2011 to 05.2017 captured turtles of between sixty and ninety cm CCL were considered for application of satellite transmitters and if selected were released with satellite transmitters attached directly to the highest point of thecarapace at the GPS waypoint of capture. Utilization Distributions were employed using the adehabitatHR package with the resolution of 250m and the Percentage Volume Contours (PVC) were created representing the estimated density of turtles that are likely to occur within each grid cell, from which UDs were extracted. For more details see the resource reference
West Longitude -83.04631
South Latitude 8.1964
East Longitude -70.72105
North Latitude 36.46431
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name 1) Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter, 2) Marine Conservation Society
Contact Mail Address 1) 2);
Responsible Party Role 1) Point of contact, processor and author 2) resource provider, custodian, owner, user, distributor, originator, point of contact, author
Access Limitations Restricted, data environmentally sensitive, however data is open to government departments
Use Constraints Restricted
Resource Reference Doherty PD, Broderick AC,Godley BJ, Hart KA, Phillips Q,Sanghera A, Stringell TB, Walker JTand Richardson PB (2020) SpatialEcology of Sub-Adult Green Turtlesin Coastal Waters of the Turksand Caicos Islands: Implicationsfor Conservation Management.Front. Mar. Sci. 7:690.doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00690
Data Format shape, csv
Update Frequency not planned
Accuracy high
Resource Type Dataseries
Metadata Date 2020-11-03
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact Consent Contact details published