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Microsatellites provide insight into contrasting mating patterns in arribada vs. non‐arribada olive ridley sea turtle rookeries
The results suggest that the differences observed in levels of MP between arribada and solitary rookeries are due to an effect of abundance of individuals on the mating system, supported by a regression analysis combining other paternity studies on sea turtles which shows that levels ofMP increase with increasing abundance of nesting females. Expand
Global Conservation Priorities for Marine Turtles
A new assessment framework was developed that allowed to evaluate, compare and organize marine turtle RMUs according to status and threats criteria, and should serve as a model for conservation status assessments and priority-setting for widespread, long-lived taxa. Expand
Regional Management Units for Marine Turtles: A Novel Framework for Prioritizing Conservation and Research across Multiple Scales
The nested envelope models, or Regional Management Units (RMUs), are a solution to the challenge of how to organize marine turtles into units of protection above the level of nesting populations, but below thelevel of species, within regional entities that might be on independent evolutionary trajectories. Expand
Trans-Pacific migrations of the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) demonstrated with mitochondrial DNA markers.
To determine the origin of the Baja California feeding aggregate and North Pacific fishery mortalities, samples from nesting areas and pelagic feeding aggregates were compared with genetic markers derived from mtDNA control region sequences and found that 57 of 60 pelagic samples match haplotypes seen only in Japanese nesting areas, implicating Japan as the primary source of turtles in the North Pacific Current and around Bijuana California. Expand
Turtle groups or turtle soup: dispersal patterns of hawksbill turtles in the Caribbean
The results indicate that although there is a high degree of mixing across the Caribbean, current patterns play a substantial role in determining genetic structure of foraging aggregations (forming turtle groups), and integration of genetic and oceanographic data may enhance understanding of population connectivity and management requirements. Expand
Global phylogeography of the ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys spp.) as inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences
A fundamental partition between L. kempi and L. olivacea is confirmed, and shallow separations are consistent with the recent invasion of the Atlantic postulated by Pritchard (1969), and indicate that the East Pacific nesting colonies were also recently colonized from the Indo-West Pacific region. Expand
Expanded mitochondrial control region sequences increase resolution of stock structure among North Atlantic loggerhead turtle rookeries
The southeastern USA hosts the largest nesting concentration of loggerhead turtles Caretta caretta in the Atlantic. Regionally significant nesting also occurs along the Caribbean coast of Mexico, inExpand
Population subdivision in hawksbill turtles nesting on Barbados, West Indies, determined from mitochondrial DNA control region sequences
A new mitochondrial DNA control region survey of the Barbados hawksbill nesting population was undertaken using larger sample sizes, reanalysis of previously reported samples, and new primers thatExpand
Post-nesting migratory movements of hawksbill turtles Eretmochelys imbricata in waters adjacent to the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
The Yucatan Peninsula harbors the largest nesting population of hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata in the Atlantic Basin. In Mexico, one of the most significant conservation problems for thisExpand