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Tagging date, site, turtle size, and migration and foraging behavioral data for loggerheads (Caretta caretta) nesting at three sites in the Gulf of Mexico from 2011–2019

April 4, 2022

Tagging information, including migration and foraging behavioral data, for female reproductive loggerhead marine turtles (Caretta caretta) that were satellite tagged at nesting beaches at Gulf Shores (Alabama [AL]), Dry Tortugas National Park (DRTO, Florida [FL]), and Everglades National Park (ENP, FL) from 2011–2019. Variables include the tagging date, tagging site, the curved carapace length-notch (CCL-n, cm), the size category (≤ 87 cm CCL-n or greater than 87 cm CCL-n), and the first and last date of satellite tracking. Migration and foraging behavioral data include the first and last migration dates, the number (no) of days in migration mode, the length (distance) of the migration path distance (km), the mean depth along the migration path (m), the total number of days the turtle exhibited a stopover during migration, the first and last foraging dates, the no of days in foraging mode, the depth at the foraging centroid (m), the distance to shore from the foraging centroid (km), and the total number of days the turtle exhibited a migration foray during foraging.