Movement patterns of loggerhead turtles Caretta caretta in Cuban waters inferred from flipper tag recaptures

@inproceedings{Moncada2010MovementPO,
  title={Movement patterns of loggerhead turtles Caretta caretta in Cuban waters inferred from flipper tag recaptures},
  author={F{\'e}lix Moncada and F. Alberto Abreu-Grobois and Demetrius H. Bagley and Karen A Bjorndal and Alan B Bolten and Juan Antonio Cami{\~n}as and Llewellyn M. Ehrhart and Arturo Muhlia-Melo and G. Nodarse and Barbara A. Schroeder and Jeannete Zurita and Lucy A. Hawkes},
  year={2010}
}
Understanding the spatial movements of threatened marine species, such as sea turtles, is essential as a means of informing appropriate conservation management. Although novel techniques for tracking spatial movements are becoming more widely available (such as satellite tracking), simple techniques such as mark-release-recapture remain effective. A flipper tagging and recovery program in Cuba tagged 210 loggerhead turtles over 14 yr and recovered 7% of the tags between 2 d and 3 yr later (mean… CONTINUE READING

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