Characterization of a Subtropical Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmocheyles imbricata) Assemblage Utilizing Shallow Water Natural and Artificial Habitats in the Florida Keys

@article{Gorham2014CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of a Subtropical Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmocheyles imbricata) Assemblage Utilizing Shallow Water Natural and Artificial Habitats in the Florida Keys},
  author={Jonathan C. Gorham and David R. Clark and Michael J. Bresette and Dean A. Bagley and Carrie L. Keske and Stephen L. Traxler and Blair E. Witherington and Brian Michael Shamblin and Campbell J Nairn},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2014},
  volume={9}
}
In order to provide information to better inform management decisions and direct further research, vessel-based visual transects, snorkel transects, and in-water capture techniques were used to characterize hawksbill sea turtles in the shallow marine habitats of a Marine Protected Area (MPA), the Key West National Wildlife Refuge in the Florida Keys. Hawksbills were found in hardbottom and seagrass dominated habitats throughout the Refuge, and on man-made rubble structures in the Northwest… Expand
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