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Green Turtles in Syria (aggregated per 1-degree cell)
Rees A. 2021. Green Turtles in Syria. Data originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT;
Contact: Rees, Alan ;

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


In 2004, an important new green turtle rookery was dicovered in Syria. Follow up work discovered sea turtles are being utilised as food in the country and are being negatively impacted by fisheries interaction. In 2006 we are continuing the vital work from the last years and tracking a green turtle to identify her internesting habitat and post breeding migration. This was originally planned for 2005 but not realised due to the low nesting levels that year.


Original provider: ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece 

Dataset credits: Data provider ARCHELON (2004-2007) 

Originating data center Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)

Project partner ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece has been conserving turtles in Greece since 1983. In 2004 it expanded its work to coordinate and initiate a project in Syria. Project sponsor or sponsor description The transmitter was purchased thanks to an award from the British Chelonia Group and is supported by SEATURTLE.ORG and Ford - Middle East.

The project has been supported by the Marine Conservation Society Turtle Conservation Fund. 

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.

Marine/Coastal, Occurrence, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, Eastern Mediterranean, Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 24,5; MinLat: 30,5 - MaxLong: 35,5; MaxLat: 35,5 [WGS84]
MED, Eastern Mediterranean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
9 July 2006 - 8 October 2006

Taxonomic coverage
Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Archelon - Sea Turtle Protection Societydata creatordata owner
Rees, Alan
Duke University; Marine Geospatial Ecology Labdataset publisher

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Release date: 2021-04-24
Metadatarecord created: 2023-04-06
Information last updated: 2023-04-20
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