This dataset contains surface dive times, defined as 0-2 m in the water column, for three species of sea turtles (Kemp's ridleys, loggerheads, and green turtles) tracked via satellite telemetry in the Gulf of Mexico during periods within 2010-2019. It contains information on turtle species, location, proportion of time in "surface" bins, region of the Gulf of Mexico, corresponding remotely-sensed variables at specific locations/times (i.e., sea surface temperature, sea surface temperature anomalies, salinity, current direction, sea surface height), depth, and distance to shore. This dataset thus allows estimation of time each turtle spent at the surface in various sites in the Gulf of Mexico.
|Title||Surface time for sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico, 2010-2019|
|Authors||Kristen M Hart, Kelsey E Roberts, Margaret M Lamont, Lance P Garrison, Christopher R Sasso|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Wetland and Aquatic Research Center|