Document of dataset 8268

Dataset record

Type
Dataset
title in English
Loggerhead satellite tracking data from Rethymno, Crete, Greece
Description in English

Original provider: Samir Patel, Drexel University and Coonamessett Farm Foundation 

Dataset credits: Samir Patel, Drexel University and Coonamessett Farm Foundation 

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to understand the at-sea behavior of loggerhead turtles in the Mediterranean Sea through the use of satellite telemetry.

Abstract in English

During the 2010 and 2011 nesting seasons in Rethymno, Crete, Greece, 21 satellite tags were deployed on post-reproductive loggerhead turtles, 20 females and 1 male. One tag failed, while the remaining 20 transmitted data during the migration period, with most tags continuing to transmit after the individual had reached a site of residency. The female turtles exhibited three distinct strategies, either migrating north into the Aegean Sea, southwest towards the Libyan or Tunisian coasts or remaining resident within the waters of Crete. Females migrated after completing nesting for the season starting in early July. The male turtle exhibited a different behavior migrating away from the nesting beach in mid-June and traveling into the Western Mediterranean basin. 

Contactpoint
Email
spatel@cfarm.org
License
https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-4.0.html
bibliographicCitation
Samir H Patel, Stephen J Morreale, Aliki Panagopoulou, Helen Bailey, Nathan J Robinson, Frank V Paladino, Dimitris Margaritoulis, James R Spotila. 2015. Changepoint analysis: a new approach for revealing animal movements and behaviors from satellite telemetry data. Ecosphere. 12:1-13.
Release date
Apr 23 2021 10:00PM

Temporal coverage

Temporal
Start date
2010-8-9
End date
2012-3-31

Geographical coverage

Spatial
Mediterranean Region

Thesaurus terms

Keyword
Marine biology
Occurrence
Sea turtles

Taxonomic terms

Taxon keywords
Caretta caretta

Ownerships

creator
Samir Patel
creator
Coonamessett Farm Foundation
contributor
Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab
contributor
Samir Patel
contributor
Coonamessett Farm Foundation
contactPoint
Samir Patel
contactPoint
Coonamessett Farm Foundation

Dataset references

record
European Ocean Biodiversity Information System

Special collections

part of special collection
available through EurOBIS
EMODNET

Document metadata

date created
2023-04-05
date modified
2024-04-10