This dataset includes details of loggerhead and green turtles captured and satellite tagged between 2009 and 2021; the turtles presented here have tracking days within Biscayne National Park. A subset of turtles was captured within Biscayne National Park, whereas others were tracked to the study site, and tagged elsewhere. The dataset contains information related to satellite tracking (e.g., tracking period), biology (e.g., sex, species), and animal behavioral mode determined from a switching state-space model (SSM). The SSM had a time step of 24 h (1 point per day), accounted for location error, and estimated movement parameters jointly across individuals to enhance behavioral mode estimation. Each SSM location was categorized into a behavioral mode based on the behavioral state estimation produced by the SSM, either: “area-restricted searching" behavior ("foraging") or “transiting” behavior ("migration").
|Title||Satellite tracking of sea turtles using Biscayne National Park, 2009-2021|
|Authors||Kristen M Hart, Allison M Benscoter, Haley M Turner, Michael S Cherkiss, Andrew G Crowder, Jacquelyn C Guzy, David C Roche, Christopher R Sasso, Glenn D Goodwin, Derek A Burkholder|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Wetland and Aquatic Research Center|