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Monitoring data of marine turtles on Togolese coast over 2012-2013 period

Latest version published by Université de Lomé on May 10, 2018 Université de Lomé

This dataset contains information on the presence and distribution of sea turtle in Togo. Observations were carried out through a network of 10 eco-guards (local guides),facilitated by 5 fishermen and coordinated by a field technician; and all under the supervision of a scientific coordinator. It contains data on the occurrence or direct observation of sea turtles on the Togolese coast from September 2012 to August 2013. A total of 740 occurrences were recorded.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 740 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Versions

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How to cite

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Combination of authors, year of data paper publication (in parentheses), Title, Journal Name, Volume, Issue number (in parentheses), and doi of the data paper.

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Université de Lomé. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 8b5226c3-8e05-4103-89ca-75eee2234726.  Université de Lomé publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Togo.

Keywords

Marine turtles; monitoring; Coast; Togo; ecoguards; Lomé; Lepidochelys olivacea; Chelonia mydas; Dermochelys coriacea; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Raoufou Radji
Node Manager
GBIF-TOGO 01bp:1515 lome1 01BP:1515 Lome1 Lomé Maritim TG +22890045114
http://univ-lome.tg

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Assou Délagnon
Chercheur
ONG AGBO-ZEGUE 2Togolese Society for the Conservation of nature / Association Togolaise pour la Conservation de la Nature 6057 Lomé Golfe TG

Who filled in the metadata:

Koudjo AKPENE
IT GBIF TOGO
UNVERSITE DE LOME 01bp:1515 lome1 01bp:1515 Lome Maritim TG +22890038866
http://www.univ-lome.tg

Geographic Coverage

Over the 2012-2013 period, and during the monitoring campaign, three species of marine turtles were observed. 740 occurrences were recorded and distributed as follows: 409 individuals of olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) (Photo 1), 309 occurrences of green turtle (Chelonia mydas) (Photo 2), and 19 of leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) (Photo 3). Figure 2 shows the distribution of these turtle on the Togolese coast. This distribution is more or less important depending on the collection locations

Bounding Coordinates South West [6.097, 1.06], North East [6.318, 1.813]

Taxonomic Coverage

Over the 2012-2013 period, and during the monitoring campaign, three species of marine turtles were observed. 740 occurrences were recorded and distributed as follows: 409 individuals of olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) (Photo 1), 309 occurrences of green turtle (Chelonia mydas) (Photo 2), and 19 of leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) (Photo 3). Figure 2 shows the distribution of these turtle on the Togolese coast. This distribution is more or less important depending on the collection locations

Project Data

No Description available

Title Strengthening the biodiversity stakeholders network in Togo
Identifier BID-AF2015-0004-NAC

The personnel involved in the project:

Assou Délagnon

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 8b5226c3-8e05-4103-89ca-75eee2234726
http://ipt-togo.gbif.fr/resource?r=turtles