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Satellite tracking of female olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) nesting in the Wessel Islands, Northern Territory, 2005

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Jun 15, 2017 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

The movements, diving behaviour and thermal environment occupied by female olive ridley turtles Lepidochelys olivacea in northern Australia were determined through satellite telemetry, during the post-nesting migration. Satellite-relayed data loggers (SRDLs) were attached to the carapaces of 4 female olive ridley turtles nesting in the Wessel Islands of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia (Graham Island: 11° 45’ S, 135° 57’ E and Wunpirri Island: 11° 36’ S, 136° 05’ E)

Data downloaded from IMOS 14-June-2017 from and taxonomy matched to WoRMS.

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GBIF Registration

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Occurrence; Observation


Who created the resource:

Clive MacMahon
Principal Investigator
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania (UTAS)dvanced Studies, Charles Darwin University (CDU) 0909 Hobart Tasmania AU

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Clive MacMahon
Principal Investigator
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania (UTAS)dvanced Studies, Charles Darwin University (CDU) 0909 Hobart Tasmania AU

Who filled in the metadata:

Dave Watts
OBIS Data manager
CSIRO Castray Esplanade 7000 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 (3) 6232 5062

Who else was associated with the resource:

Dave Watts
OBIS Node Manager
CSIRO 7000 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 3 6232 5062

Geographic Coverage

Arufura Sea

Bounding Coordinates South West [-15.919, 125.024], North East [-7.842, 138.384]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Species  Lepidochelys olivacea (Olive Ridley turtle)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2005-05-06 / 2005-10-20

Bibliographic Citations

  1. McMahon CR, Bradshaw CJA, Hays GC (2007). Satellite tracking reveals unusual diving characteristics for a marine reptile, the olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea). Marine Ecology Progress Series 329, 239-252.

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Purpose Data originally acquired at Charles Darwin University, Darwin and now hosted by IMOS and AODN.
Alternative Identifiers