Sea Turtle Acoustic Telemetry Data

Metadata Updated: March 26, 2021

Acoustic transmitters attached to sea turtles captured in various fishing gear enable the animals to be passively tracked. Acoustic receivers set up in an array detect sea turtles with acoustic transmitters as they travel through an area. Once a week, detected transmissions are downloaded from each receiver to a laptop via blue tooth. Using date, time, and and number of transmission for each transmitter allows us to determine movements and locations of acoustically tracked sea turtles using an acoustic array of receivers.

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Metadata Date March 18, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 26, 2021
Reference Date(s) 2013 (creation), 2016 (revision), (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Harvested from NMFS SEFSC

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date March 18, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 26, 2021
Reference Date(s) 2013 (creation), 2016 (revision), (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:30415
Access Constraints Cite As: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Sea Turtle Acoustic Telemetry Data [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose. | Use Constraints: Cite as: Mcneill, B. Joanne (2017). Sea turtle acoustic and radio telemetry data in the Atlantic Ocean from 2013-2014 (NCEI Accession 0160089). Version 2.2. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Bbox East Long -74.6
Bbox North Lat 36.7
Bbox South Lat 33.4
Bbox West Long -78.5
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-78.5, 33.4], [-74.6, 33.4], [-74.6, 36.7], [-78.5, 36.7], [-78.5, 33.4]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2013

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