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WWF Italy - Manfredonia (aggregated per 1-degree cell)
Casale P. 2021. WWF Italy - Manfredonia. Data originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT;
Contact: Casale, Paolo ;

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


This project aims to investigate the movement patterns of loggerhead sea turtles frequenting the Gulf of Manfredonia, which was recently recognized as an important neritic foraging ground for this species in the Adriatic Sea. The 5 turtles monitored by this project were incidentally caught by trawlers fishing in the Gulf. In order to minimize the stress induced, the satellite trasmitters were attached as soon as possible after turtle landing, then turtles were immediately released.


Original provider: Paolo Casale 

Dataset credits: Data provider WWF Italy's Sea Turtle Network 

Originating data center Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT) 

Project partner 
This is a joint project by WWF Italy, “Centro Cultura del Mare” A.P.S, Lega Navale of Manfredonia, University of Rome La Sapienza and is possible thanks to the active collaboration of many fishers of Manfredonia. Project activities in Manfredonia are coordinated by Giovanni Simone (vice-president of “Centro Cultura del Mare” A.P.S.), in collaboration with Gabriella Troiano, the fishermen Ciro and Michele Conoscitore, Ciro and Domenico Tattilo, and the commander of the Coast Guard of Manfredonia, C.F. (CP) Francesco Staiano.

Project sponsor or sponsor description The Project is authorized by the Italian Ministry of Environment. 

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, Adriatic, Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 14,5; MinLat: 40,5 - MaxLong: 36,5; MaxLat: 45,5 [WGS84]
MED, Adriatic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
26 June 2012 - 10 June 2013

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

World Wide Fund for Nature; WWF Italy's Sea Turtle Networkdata creatordata owner
Casale, Paolo
Duke University; Marine Geospatial Ecology Labdataset publisher

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Release date: 2021-04-24
Metadatarecord created: 2023-04-07
Information last updated: 2023-04-20
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