Sea Turtle Nesting Habitats in the Turks and Caicos Islands

The dataset comprises the sea turtle nesting sites in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The dataset was derived from the Atlas of Sea Turtle Nesting Habitat for the Wider Caribbean Region, published by WIDECAST in 2019.

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Last Updated September 8, 2021, 16:41 (UTC)
Created October 29, 2020, 18:45 (UTC)
Region TC
Language eng
Topic Category Biota; flora and/or fauna in natural environment
Temporal Extent Start 2003-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2019-09-18
Dataset Reference Date 2019
Lineage The turtle nesting sites database was created based on the data spreadsheets circulated to WIDECAST Country Coordinators and other potential Data Providers. These included the name of every known nesting beach for each of six species of sea turtle, the location and length of each nesting beach, the number of nesting crawls (binned to ‘X’ [unknown abundance], <25, 25-100, 100-500, 500-1000 and >1000) made by each species at each nesting beach per year, the extent to which these sites are monitored for sea turtle egg-laying and/or hatching activity, and any supporting documentation (e.g., peer-reviewed literature, species synopses, annual project reports). These spreadsheets were updated based on nesting activity 2007-2018. Nesting sites for the purposes of this analysis are defined as operational management units, rather thanstrict geographic entities. Additionally, a literature review was conducted to compile nesting site location information and analyze data from peer-reviewed literature, project reports, national recovery plans, regional assessments, and unpublished manuscripts.
West Longitude -72.2204
South Latitude 21.1835
East Longitude -71.0915
North Latitude 21.8689
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Restricted, send data request to data custodian
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Cite as: Eckert, Karen L. and Adam E. Eckert. 2019. An Atlas of Sea Turtle Nesting Habitatfor the Wider Caribbean Region. Revised Edition. WIDECAST Technical Report No.19. Godfrey, Illinois.232 pages, plus electronic Appendices.
Data Format shape, csv
Update Frequency irregular
Accuracy high
Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2020-07-21
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