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Sea turtles of Dominica
Bob Cooper . 2017. Sea Turtles of Dominica. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP ( on yyyy-mm-dd originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT;
Contact: Cooper, Bob

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Original provider: DomSeTCO/Oceans Forward Dataset credits: Data provider Dominica Sea Turtle Conservation Organization and Oceans Forward Originating data center Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT) Project partner Oceans Forward: Leverages technology to empower communities to bring about ocean conservation. Oceans Forward supports innovative science and local actions that have the potential to scale up and change the world.


Abstract: DomSeTCO has been working in Dominica for many years teaching ocean and island conservation. Island ecosystems are fragile at best and with human intervention can become destabilized quickly. DomSeTCO has worked tirelessly for years conserving the sea turtles that make Dominica their home either permanently or temporarily. This project has dual purpose: first, to elucidate the habitats frequented by nesting leatherbacks in the waters of Dominica and their migratory routes for determining sites for high seas MPA's; Second, to be models in the classroom for the global nature of populations and how one small island can effect a global population. 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.

Biology > Fish, Biology > Reptiles
Marine/Coastal, Observation, Occurrence, organism, A, North Atlantic, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765), Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761)

Geographical coverage
A, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -61,5; MinLat: 15,5 - MaxLong: -7,5; MaxLat: 64,5 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
29 May 2016 - 23 July 2017

Taxonomic coverage
Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765) [WoRMS]
Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761) [WoRMS]

Seaturtle.orgdata provider
Dominica’s Sea Turtle Conservation Organization Inc. (DomSeTCO)data creator
Cooper, Bob

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2017-11-08
Information last updated: 2022-08-03
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