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Northern Cyprus 2010 (aggregated per 1-degree cell)
Broderick A. 2021. Northern Cyprus 2010. Data originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT;
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.


The turtle project at Alagadi houses around 20 volunteers at any one time over the summer months. This year we have successfully attached seven satellite transmitters to green turtles nesting at Alagadi.

The Marine Turtle Research Group has been conducting conservation research and protecting turtle nests in Northern Cyprus since 1992. Alagadi Beach is the eighth largest rookery for green turtles in the Mediterranean, where they are highly endangered, and is also a major nesting beach for loggerhead turtles. An intensive nocturnal monitoring programme allows us to identify each female that lays here and track her breeding success. Wire screens are used to prevent predation of nests by feral dogs at Alagadi and at several other beaches on the North and West Coasts of Northern Cyprus. Satellite tracking continues to be integral to our research, and helps to identify other areas of importance to these species. 


Original provider: Marine Turtle Research Group 

Dataset credits: Data provider Marine Turtle Research Group 

Originating data center Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)

Project partner 
The Marine Turtle Conservation Project is part of the Marine Turtle Research Group based at the University of Exeter's Cornwall Campus, and works in partnership with the local Department of Environmental Protection and the Society for the Protection of Turtles of Northern Cyprus (SPoT). 

Project sponsor or sponsor description 
This project is sponsored by the British Chelonia Group, Darwin Initiative, Erwin Warth Foundation, European Social Fund and NERC. 

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: 11,5; MinLat: 30,5 - MaxLong: 33,5; MaxLat: 35,5 [WGS84]
MED, Eastern Mediterranean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
6 July 2010 - 1 July 2012

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

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

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Release date: 2021-04-24
Metadatarecord created: 2023-04-11
Information last updated: 2023-04-20
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