Presence of sea turtles collected through Fixed-Line-Transect monitoring across the Western Mediterranean Sea (Civitavecchia-Barcelona route) between 2013 and 2017

The dataset provided here consists of sighting data of sea turtles (Caretta caretta) collected between April 2013 and October 2017, along the ferry route between Italy and Spain, within the Fixed Line Transect Mediterranean monitoring Network (FLT Med Net), a multidisciplinary monitoring project coordinated by ISPRA since 2007. The programme uses ferry boats as observation platforms to undertake surveys of marine macro-fauna and main threats (maritime traffic and floating marine litter), and involves several International partners that share common protocols for data collection across different routes in the Mediterranean Sea. This datasets includes 117 georeferenced sightings of loggerhead turtles, together with effort data covered in good weather conditions (Beaufort <4), for a total of approximately 79.700 km, over 333 surveyed transects.

Metadata Access
Publisher Blue-Cloud Data Discovery & Access service; EurOBIS - EMODnet Biology
Contributor Accademia Del Leviatano; Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ); Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research
Publication Year 2023
OpenAccess true
Contact blue-cloud-support(at)
Discipline Marine Science
Spatial Coverage (2.412W, 41.110S, 11.422E, 41.999N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2013-04-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2017-10-01T00:00:00Z