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Leatherback Turtles, Dermochelys coriacea, Nesting in French Guiana, 1978-1995
Ya:lima:po beach in French Guiana exhibits the highest concentration ofleatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) nesting in the world. Scientists and volunteers from more than 25 countries have workedExpand
Aerial surveying of the world’s largest leatherback turtle rookery: A more effective methodology for large-scale monitoring
For many marine megavertebrate species it is challenging to derive population estimates and knowledge on habitat use needed to inform conservation planning. For marine turtles, the logistics requiredExpand
Sexual differentiation as a function of the incubation temperature of eggs in the sea-turtle Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761)
Eggs of Dermochelys coriacea were incubated in the laboratory at different constant temperatures between 27 and 32°C up to hatching. The genital system of 72 neonates and 11 embryos was dissected andExpand
Meta-analysis of movements in Atlantic leatherback turtles during the nesting season : conservation implications
Despite decades of conservation efforts on the nesting beaches, the critical status of leatherback turtles shows that their survival predominantly depends on our ability to reduce at-sea mortality.Expand
Leatherback, Dermochelys coriacea, Nesting Along the Atlantic Coast of Africa
ABSTRACT Leatherback nesting along the Atlantic coast of Africa extends from Mauritania in the north to Angola in the south, with a globally important nesting concentration located in Gabon inExpand
First Evidence of Leatherback Movement from Africa to South America
Programme Kudu, Cellule de coordination ECOFAC, BP 15115, Libreville,Gabon (E-mail: protomac_lbv@yahoo.ie ), UICN-France, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, 36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 75005Expand
Etude taxinomique de Rhinoclemmys punctularia punctularia (Daudin) (Testudinata, Emydidae)
The type of Rhinoclemmys punctularia (Daudin), from Cayenne, is redescribed. The main variations in the supracephalic pattern of the nominal subspecies are evocated. Rhinoclemmys punctularia lunataExpand
Turtles and Tortoises of Togo: Historical Data, Distribution, Ecology, and Conservation
Abstract The chelonian fauna of Togo (West Africa) has been scarcely studied to date. In this article, we review and summarize all available data on the distribution, ecology, and conservation statusExpand
Survival and breeding interval of an endangered marine vertebrate, the leatherback turtle Dermochelys coriacea, in French Guiana
In the context of global change, endangered species such as sea turtles undergo strong population dynamics changes. Understanding demographic processes inducing such changes is critical forExpand