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Loggerhead Turtles: Bald Head Island 2003
Entry ID: seamap368

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Summary
Abstract: This project aims to find out more about the at-sea behaviour of loggerhead sea turtles following nesting on the beaches of Bald Head Island, North Carolina. We deployed 4 satellite transmitters or Platform Terminal Transmitters (PTTs) on loggerhead sea turtles in July 2003. This has allowed us to track the long distance movements of these turtles and has given insights into migratory and foraging behaviour.

CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: ground condition

SPATIAL REFERENCE INFORMATION - GEODETIC MODEL
Horizontal Datum Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.257224
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Caption:  Loggerhead Turtle Tracking
 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 39.12   S: 33.14   E: -74.52   W: -78.22

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Marine Turtle Research Group
Dataset Title: Loggerhead Turtles: Bald Head Island 2003
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2008-01-11 05:04:01-05
Dataset Release Place: http://seamap.env.duke.edu
Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Online Resource: http://www.seaturtle.org/mtrg/
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-07-03
Stop Date: 2005-04-16
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
OBIS Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: PATRICK N. HALPIN
Phone: 919-613-8062
Email: phalpin at duke.edu
Contact Address:
Duke University
Box 90328
City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Format: Shapefile
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 919-613-8021
Fax: 919-684-8741
Email: efujioka at duke.edu
Contact Address:
LSRC A321
Box 90328
City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-01-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18


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