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Northern Cyprus 2005: Loggerhead Turtles (aggregated per 1-degree cell)
Citation
Broderick A. 2021. Northern Cyprus 2005: Loggerhead Turtles. Data originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=84).https://marineinfo.org/id/dataset/8270
Contact: Broderick, Annette ;

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Notes: This dataset is a summarized representation of the telemetry locations aggregated per species per 1-degree cell.

Description

The Marine Turtle Conservation Project is a project of the Marine Turtle Research Group and has been monitoring the nesting beaches of Northern Cyprus since 1992. The project is in collaboration with the Society for the Protection of Turtles in Northern Cyprus (SPoT) and the Department of Environmental Protection. In Northern Cyprus both green and loggerhead turtles nest. Green turtles in the Mediterranean are listed as critically endangered by the IUCN, with estimates suggesting that there are as few as 300-400 females nesting annually in this region. Loggerhead turtles nest in slightly greater numbers, with approximately 2000-3000 females nesting annually. Approximately 30 % of the green and 10% of the loggerhead turtles in the Mediterranean nest in Northern Cyprus. 

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Original provider: Annette Broderick 

Dataset credits: Data provider Marine Turtle Research Group 

Originating data center Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)

Project partner Marine Turtle Research Group (Annette Broderick, Wayne, Fuller and Brendan Godley) of the University of Exeter, UK, and the Society for the Protection of Turtles in Northern Cyprus (SPoT) 

Project sponsor or sponsor description Our satellite tracking projects have been supported by Apache Corporation, BP Egypt, British Chelonia Group, Cyprus Turkish Airlines and Natural Environment Research Council. In addition, Liff Primary School have supported the MTCP over many years with their fund-raising efforts. We are now looking for other commercial sponsors and schools/youth groups who might like to join us in the tracking of more turtles in 2005. You can contact us on MTRG@seaturtle.org

Supplemental information: Visit STAT's project page for additional information. 

This dataset is a summarized representation of the telemetry locations aggregated per species per 1-degree cell.


Scope
Keywords:
Marine/Coastal, Occurrence, MED, Eastern Mediterranean, Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
MED, Eastern Mediterranean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
8 June 2005 - 29 November 2005

Taxonomic coverage
Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Contributors
Marine Turtle Research Groupdata creatordata owner
Broderick, Annette
Duke University; Marine Geospatial Ecology Labdataset publisher
Seaturtle.orgproposer

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Release date: 2021-04-24
Metadatarecord created: 2023-04-05
Information last updated: 2023-04-20
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