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Duke North Atlantic Turtle Tracking
Entry ID: seamap316

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Abstract: We are attaching satellite transmitters to loggerheads, green and
Kemp's ridley sea turtles to examine interaction between the turtles and
commercial fisheries in North Carolina. Turtles are commonly caught in fishing
gear in the sounds of North Carolina, particularly in the fall months when both
turtles and flounder are migrating to the ocean. Gill nets, in particular, have
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 46.46   S: 25.52   E: -37.68   W: -81.73

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Duke University Marine Laboratory
Dataset Title: Duke North Atlantic Turtle Tracking
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2006-11-02 05:36:26-05
Dataset Release Place:
Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-09-14
Stop Date: 2006-10-20
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: Open public unless otherwise noted.
Use Constraints Not to use data contained in OBIS-SEAMAP in any publication, product, or
commercial application without prior written consent of the original data
provider. To cite both the data provider and OBIS-SEAMAP appropriately after
approval of use is obtained. Also please refer to Distribution Liability.
Data Center
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: 919-613-8062
Email: phalpin at
Contact Address:
Duke University
Box 90328
City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
Distribution Format: Shapefile
Phone: 919-613-8021
Fax: 919-684-8741
Email: efujioka at
Contact Address:
Box 90328
City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-04-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-12-07
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