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Northern Cyprus 2012 (aggregated per 1-degree cell)
Broderick A. 2021. Northern Cyprus 2012. Data originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT;
Contact: Broderick, Annette ;

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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


It is increasingly evident that small-scale fisheries of the Eastern Mediterranean likely pose the greatest threat to Mediterranean populations of green and loggerhead turtles. In these fisheries many small boats operate close to shore in areas where turtles aggregate both to forage and reproduce and are particularly active during the turtle nesting season. In 2009 we began to investigate these fisheries taking North Cyprus as a study unit. By tracking both fishing vessels and marine turtles simultaneously we hope to delimit boundaries within which bycatch is greatest and where mitigation options can subsequently be considered and trialled. The project forms part of an ongoing PhD undertaken by Robin Snape at University of Exeter UK and is implemented in collaboration with Eastern Mediterranean University’s Biological Sciences Department through Dr Burak Ali Çiçek. 


Original provider: MTRG 

Dataset credits: Data provider Marine Turtle Research Group

Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)

Project sponsor or sponsor description
This project is supported by Erwin Warth Foundation, Kuzey Kýbrýs Turkcell, Ektam Kýbrýs and Medialife Advertising and Organisation. 

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, Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 10,5; MinLat: 31,5 - MaxLong: 35,5; MaxLat: 36,5 [WGS84]
MED, Eastern Mediterranean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
31 May 2012 - 3 November 2015

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

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

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Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Release date: 2021-04-24
Metadatarecord created: 2023-04-12
Information last updated: 2023-04-20
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