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Forage and migration habitat of loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) sea turtles in the central North Pacific Ocean
Satellite telemetry from 26 loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and 10 olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) sea turtles captured and released from pelagic longline fishing gear provided information on theExpand
Increase of a Caribbean leatherback turtle Dermochelys coriacea nesting population linked to long-term nest protection
It is suggested that beach protection and egg relocation provide a simple and effective conservation strategy for this Northern Caribbean nesting population as long as adult survival at sea remains relatively high. 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
The Kuroshio Extension Bifurcation Region: A pelagic hotspot for juvenile loggerhead sea turtles
Satellite telemetry of 43 juvenile loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the western North Pacific together with satellite-remotely sensed oceanographic data identified the Kuroshio ExtensionExpand
Global phylogeography of the leatherback turtle ( Dermochelys coriacea )
The findings provisionally support the natal homing hypothesis for leatherback turtles, although several proximal nesting populations were indistinguishable, suggesting recent colonization or less precise natalHoming behaviour than documented for other marine turtle species. Expand
Infertility, embryonic mortality and nest-site selection in leatherback and green sea turtles in Suriname
Examination of nests and artificially incubated clutches after hatching showed that the main cause of an interspecies difference in hatching success was higher embryonic mortality in leatherbacks, and predation was eliminated in styrofoam boxes and reduced in reburied clutches. Expand
Natal homing in juvenile loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta)
All lines of evidence supported the hypothesis of juvenile homing in loggerhead turtles, and mixed stock analyses indicated that juveniles occurred at elevated frequency in the vicinity of their natal rookery. 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
Origins of green turtle (Chelonia mydas) feeding aggregations around Barbados, West Indies
The data suggest that the similar-sized green turtles sampled on the Barbados FG are a mixed stock of more diverse origins than any previously sampled feeding aggregations in the Caribbean region, and support a life cycle model that incorporates a tendency of immatures to migrate from their initial foraging Grounds at settlement towards suitable foraging grounds closer to their natal rookeries as they mature. Expand