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Capture histories and tag retention of acoustic-tagged green (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles, Buck Island Reef National Monument, U.S. Virgin Islands, 2012-2017

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2012-03-01
End Date
2017-11-30

Citation

Hart, K.M., Selby, T.H., and Smith, B.J., 2019, Capture histories and tag retention of acoustic-tagged green (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles, Buck Island Reef National Monument, U.S. Virgin Islands, 2012-2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P998D45N.

Summary

This dataset contains the capture histories for juvenile green (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles tagged with an acoustic telemetry tag between 2012 and 2017. It contains information on how many days had passed since the tag was attached and whether or not the tag was still attached upon recapture. This dataset thus allows estimation of acoustic tag retention rates for these two species of sea turtle in our study site at Buck Island Reef National Monument (BIRNM), St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI).

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Kristen M Hart
Originator :
Kristen M Hart, Thomas H Selby, Brian J Smith
Metadata Contact :
Brian J Smith
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems

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Purpose

These data were collected to estimate acoustic tag retention rates for juveniles of two species of sea turtle, green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata). They are designed to be analyzed with logistic regression to estimate how the probability of tag retention varies with time and species.

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  • USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P998D45N

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