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Global Conservation Priorities for Marine Turtles
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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
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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
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
Pan-Atlantic analysis of the overlap of a highly migratory species, the leatherback turtle, with pelagic longline fisheries
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The first pan-Atlantic analysis of spatio-temporal distribution of the leatherback turtle is performed and overlap with longline fishing effort is ascertain, suggesting that the Atlantic probably consists of two regional management units: northern and southern. Expand
Atlantic Leatherback Migratory Paths and Temporary Residence Areas
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This high degree of behavioural plasticity in Atlantic leatherback turtles makes species-targeted conservation strategies challenging and stresses the need for a larger dataset for providing general recommendations in terms of conservation. Expand
Insights on leatherback turtle movements and high use areas in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean
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The first data on movements, habitat use and diving behavior of leatherback turtles in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean (SWA) is presented and the importance of the Rio de la Plata estuary as a key foraging area for D. coriacea in the SWA is highlighted. Expand
Ontogenetic dietary changes of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in the temperate southwestern Atlantic
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The overall evidence indicates that green turtles inhabiting the coastal waters off Uruguay exhibit a rapid, but not abrupt, dietary shift after recruiting to neritic habitats and are best described as omnivores than as pure herbivores, with a relevant role of gelatinous macrozooplankton in their diets. Expand
Satellite tracking of hawksbill turtles Eretmochelys imbricata nesting in northern Bahia, Brazil: turtle movements and foraging destinations
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Results from genetic analyses of tracked turtles showed that 6 of the individuals, characterized morphologically as hawksbills, were actually hawksbill-loggerhead hy- brids, and underscore the importance of strengthening MPA monitoring and enforcement to protect critical hawks Bill habitats in Brazil. Expand
Identification of loggerhead male producing beaches in the south Atlantic: Implications for conservation
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Findings provide evidence of persistent female bias in Brazil, and importantly identify male producing beaches and months, which will guide management decisions. Expand
Spatio-temporal variation in the incubation duration and sex ratio of hawksbill hatchlings: implication for future management.
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The primary sex ratio of hawksbill hatchlings is estimated from incubation duration of 5514 in situ nests from 10 nesting beaches from two regions in Brazil over the last 27 years to provide further evidence of highly female-skew sex ratios in hawks Bill turtles. Expand
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