High rates of growth recorded for hawksbill sea turtles in Anegada, British Virgin Islands

  title={High rates of growth recorded for hawksbill sea turtles in Anegada, British Virgin Islands},
  author={Lucy A. Hawkes and Andrew Mcgowan and Annette C. Broderick and Shannon Gore and Damon Wheatley and Jim White and Matthew J. Witt and Brendan J. Godley},
  journal={Ecology and Evolution},
  pages={1255 - 1266}
Management of species of conservation concern requires knowledge of demographic parameters, such as rates of recruitment, survival, and growth. In the Caribbean, hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) have been historically exploited in huge numbers to satisfy trade in their shells and meat. In the present study, we estimated growth rate of juvenile hawksbill turtles around Anegada, British Virgin Islands, using capture–mark–recapture of 59 turtles over periods of up to 649 days. Turtles… 

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