Influence of sea turtle nesting on hunting behavior and movements of jaguars in the dry forest of northwest Costa Rica
Montalvo, Victor et al. (2020), Influence of sea turtle nesting on hunting behavior and movements of jaguars in the dry forest of northwest Costa Rica, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.2bvq83bmr
We gathered previous sea turtle nesting data surveys from peer reviewed and technical papers for both Playa Nancite (1980-2011) and Playa Naranjo (2013 - 2015). When the raw data from turtle nesting surveys was not available we used the R package “digitalize” to retrieve data from old figures (Poisot, 2011). Opportunistic sea turtle track-count surveys also were conducted at Playa Naranjo during 2013-2015. Each morning we walked along Playa Naranjo at 2 km/hour and registered activity from the previous night; sea turtle track-counts by species, jaguar presence (i.e., jaguar tracks on the beach) and jaguar predation events (i.e., jaguar-killed turtles). Additional information such moon phase (Lazaridis, 2014) was gathered. We also monitored the movements of a single jaguar.
Maria_non_peak_clip_95 (95% home range during peak season shapefile)
Maria_non_peak_clip_95 (95% home range during non-peak season shapefile)
turtles_carcases 2015-2016 (turtle carcases location 2015-2016 shapefile)