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Cayman Islands 2003 - Green and Loggerhead Turtles
Entry ID: seamap349

Abstract: When Christopher Columbus discovered the Cayman Islands in 1503, he named them "Las Tortugas" (the turtles). Ferdinand Columbus recounted that the islands were "?full of tortoises, as was all the sea about, insomuch as that they looked like little rocks?" The green turtle population was estimated at over 6.5 million turtles at the time of the discovery, and turtle fishing ("turtling") came to form ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 19.47   S: 12.09   E: -80.9   W: -88.74

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Marine Turtle Research Group
Dataset Title: Cayman Islands 2003 - Green and Loggerhead Turtles
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2008-01-11 05:04:02-05
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Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-07-28
Stop Date: 2006-04-26
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.
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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
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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: 2008-01-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23