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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
Stable isotope discrimination (δ13C and δ15N) between soft tissues of the green sea turtle Chelonia mydas and its diet
Stable carbon and stable nitrogen diet-tissue discrimination in whole blood, red blood cells, blood plasma, and epidermis of 8 captive green turtles Chelonia mydas indicated that diet-Tissue equilibrium had been achieved. Expand
Underwater behaviour of green turtles monitored with video-time-depth recorders: whats missing from dive profiles?
We used a turtle-mounted video and data-logging system (Crittercam; National Geo- graphic Society, USA) to study underwater behaviour and dive patterns of green turtles, Chelonia mydas, at a coastalExpand
Global research priorities for sea turtles: informing management and conservation in the 21st century
Over the past 3 decades, the status of sea turtles and the need for their protection to aid population recovery have increasingly captured the interest of government agencies, non-governmentalExpand
Stable Isotope Tracking of Endangered Sea Turtles: Validation with Satellite Telemetry and δ15N Analysis of Amino Acids
The forensic approach validates the use of stable isotopes to depict leatherback turtle movements over broad spatial ranges and is timely for establishing wise conservation efforts in light of this species’ imminent risk of extinction in the Pacific. Expand
Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotope Discrimination and Turnover in Pond Sliders Trachemys Scripta: Insights for Trophic Study of Freshwater Turtles
These represent the first published stable isotope turnover rates for reptiles and the first diet–tissue isotopic discrimination factors for freshwater turtles. Expand
Identifying critical foraging habitats of the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) along the Pacific coast of the Baja California peninsula, Mexico
1.The conservation of highly mobile and migratory species remains one of the most serious challenges to resource managers. 2.Intense mortality of immature green turtles has been identified atExpand
Home range and habitat use of juvenile Atlantic green turtles (Chelonia mydas L.) on shallow reef habitats in Palm Beach, Florida, USA
It is revealed that juvenile green turtles occupy stable home ranges along the nearshore worm-rock reefs of Southeast Florida, during the summer and fall, and which habitats are used by them will assist conservation managers in their global effort to protect this endangered species. Expand