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Sea turtle by‐catch in the Mediterranean
A more holistic conservation strategy aimed to an ecosystem-based fishery management for a sustainable fishing would be the only solution for the long-term survival of Mediterranean Sea turtle populations and their habitats. 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
Foraging ecology of loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta in the central Mediterranean Sea: evidence for a relaxed life history model
In the central Mediterranean Sea, gut contents and feces of 95 turtles captured by bottom trawlers and pelagic longliners fishing in neritic and oceanic areas, respectively, were examined, showing a highly opportunistic foraging behavior by the turtles on both live and dead ma- terial in the epipelagic zone as well as on all types of seafloor. 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
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
Sea turtle strandings reveal high anthropogenic mortality in Italian waters
1. Spatio-temporal distribution and anthropogenic mortality factors were investigated in loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) found stranded or floating in the waters around Italy. A total of 5938Expand
Chapter ll Loggerhead Turtles in the Mediterranean Sea : Present Knowledge and Conservation Perspectives
The Mediterranean Sea covers an area of about 2.5 million km2, witl1 a coasdine of approximately 46,000 km, of which 19,000 km belong to islands. Natural communication with other seas is restrictedExpand
Incidental capture of marine turtles by the Italian trawl fishery in the north Adriatic Sea
In the north Adriatic Sea on-board observations on midwater and bottom trawlers were carried out during years 1999 and 2000. Results indicate that the north Adriatic Sea, and especially theExpand
A model of area fidelity, nomadism, and distribution patterns of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean Sea
Results indicate that a part of turtles in the oceanic stage show a nomad behavior with movements among different oceanic areas, and in most of the Mediterranean, latitudinal seasonal migrations are unlikely. Expand
Molecular evidence of male-biased dispersal in loggerhead turtle juveniles
Results indicate a male bias among Atlantic turtles entering the Mediterranean and demonstrates for the first time a sex-biased dispersal of specimens in the pelagic phase, an important factor to be considered in conservation programs. Expand