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Zakynthos Nesting Turtles (aggregated per 1-degree cell)
Rees A. 2021. Zakynthos Nesting Turtles. Data originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT;
Contact: Rees, Alan ;

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


The turtles tracked in this project are of the first loggerheads to be tracked during their postnesting migration from a Greek nesting beach. The project is carried out by the division of Conservation Biology of the University of Berne (Switzerland) in collaboration with ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece. Zakynthos is the largest known sea turtle nesting area of the Mediterranean, hosting about 1/4 of all known loggerhead nesting in the Mediterranean. The nesting beaches of Zakynthos are monitored by ARCHELON since 1983. 


Original provider: Judith Zbinden 

Dataset credits: Data provider ARCHELON (2004-2007) 

Originating data center 
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)

Project partner 
Division of Conservation Biology (Judith Zbinden, Adrian Aebischer, Raphael Arlettaz) of the University of Berne, Switzerland, and ARCHELON, The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece 

Project sponsor or sponsor description 
The MAVA foundation and to a lesser extent the Karl Mayer foundation are funding the project, which is embedded into a larger project including research on different aspects of Zakynthian loggerheads. 

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: -58,5; MinLat: 24,5 - MaxLong: 49,5; MaxLat: 57,5 [WGS84]
Mediterranean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
27 June 2004 - 12 August 2006

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

Archelon - Sea Turtle Protection Societydata creatordata owner
Rees, Alan
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: 2023-04-11
Information last updated: 2023-04-20
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