Isotope Analysis Reveals Foraging Area Dichotomy for Atlantic Leatherback Turtles

@article{Caut2008IsotopeAR,
  title={Isotope Analysis Reveals Foraging Area Dichotomy for Atlantic Leatherback Turtles},
  author={St{\'e}phane Caut and Elodie Guirlet and Elena Angulo and Krishna Das and Marc Girondot},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={204 - 208}
}
BACKGROUND The leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) has undergone a dramatic decline over the last 25 years, and this is believed to be primarily the result of mortality associated with fisheries bycatch followed by egg and nesting female harvest. Atlantic leatherback turtles undertake long migrations across ocean basins from subtropical and tropical nesting beaches to productive frontal areas. Migration between two nesting seasons can last 2 or 3 years, a time period termed the… CONTINUE READING