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Fidelity to foraging sites, consistency of migration routes and habitat modulation of home range by sea turtles
A broad foraging dichotomy between oceanic and coastal sites has been revealed for loggerhead sea turtles, and it is expected that a gross difference in home-range size across these habitats will be expected. Expand
Satellite tracking large numbers of individuals to infer population level dispersal and core areas for the protection of an endangered species
Protecting only a few objectively defined important sites can encompass a large proportion of the foraging areas used and hence have considerable conservation benefit, according to the widespread availability of neritic foraging grounds across the Mediterranean. Expand
Breeding periodicity for male sea turtles, operational sex ratios, and implications in the face of climate change.
Increased frequency of male breeding will help ameliorate female-biased hatchling sex ratios and imply that effects of climate change on the viability of sea turtle populations are likely to be less acute than previously suspected. Expand
Ontogenetic development of migration: Lagrangian drift trajectories suggest a new paradigm for sea turtles
It is shown that the pattern of adult dispersion from the breeding area reflects the extent of passive dispersion that would be experienced by hatchlings, and the prevailing oceanography around nesting areas may be crucial to the selection of foraging sites used by adult sea turtles. Expand
BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH: Fidelity to foraging sites, consistency of migration routes and habitat modulation of home range by sea turtles: Foraging and migration of sea turtles
The broad distribution and diverse life-history strategies of this population of loggerhead sea turtles could complicate the identification of priority marine protected areas beyond the core breeding site. Expand
Animal Orientation Strategies for Movement in Flows
This work presents a classification of responses based on the direction of the resulting movement relative to flow and preferred direction, which is applicable to a range of taxa and environments. Expand
Dynamic ocean management: Defining and conceptualizing real-time management of the ocean
A shift towards dynamic ocean management is suggested, defined as management that rapidly changes in space and time in response to changes in the ocean and its users through the integration of near real-time biological, oceanographic, social and/or economic data. Expand
Evidence-based marine protected area planning for a highly mobile endangered marine vertebrate
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) now form an important part of marine conservation and fisheries management; hence, there is broad interest in developing procedures that optimize their design. We usedExpand
Key Questions in Marine Megafauna Movement Ecology.
This exercise assembled 40 experts to identify key questions in this field, focussing on marine megafauna, which include a broad range of birds, mammals, reptiles, and fish, and shows that the questions have broad applicability to other taxa, including terrestrial animals, flying insects, and swimming invertebrates. Expand
Marine animal behaviour: neglecting ocean currents can lead us up the wrong track
It is demonstrated that oceanic currents, usually neglected when analysing tracking data, can substantially distort the observed trajectories and affect several important results deduced, such as the evaluation of the orientation skills and the energy budget of animals or the identification of foraging areas. Expand