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Loggerheads in the Tyrrhenian Sea (aggregated per 1-degree cell)
Italy D. 2021. Loggerheads in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Data originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT;
Contact: Islameta Group ;

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


Virtually nothing is known of the movements made by the many loggerhead juveniles that spend long periods of the year in the sea in front of the Tuscany coast, Northern Tyrrhenian Sea (central Mediterranean Sea). While it has been supposed that loggerheads frequent this area only during the warmest months and then undertake seasonal migrations towards southern (warmer) waters, the occurrence of such migrations have never been demonstrated. On the other hand, the fact that loggerheads are found in Tuscany waters throughout the year (winter months included) can indicate that the picture is more complex and variable than previously supposed. The aim is to localize the areas frequented by loggerheads in the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea, to document the occurrence of seasonal migrations and/or to investigate the turtles' fidelity to specific feeding areas. 


Original provider: Paolo Luschi 

Dataset credits: Data provider Islameta Group, Dept. of Biology - University of Pisa 

Originating data center Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)

Project partner Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine, Acquario di Grosseto (Italy)

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, Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -4,5; MinLat: 34,5 - MaxLong: 32,5; MaxLat: 44,5 [WGS84]
Mediterranean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
19 July 2005 - 18 August 2016

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

University of Pisa; Department of Biology; Islameta Groupdata creatordata owner
Duke University; Marine Geospatial Ecology Labdataset publisher

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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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