Natural and anthropogenic factors affecting the nest-site selection of Loggerhead Turtles, Caretta caretta, on Dalaman-Sarıgerme beach in South-west Turkey

  title={Natural and anthropogenic factors affecting the nest-site selection of Loggerhead Turtles, Caretta caretta, on Dalaman-Sarıgerme beach in South-west Turkey},
  author={Yakup Kaska and Eyup Başkale and Raşit Urhan and Yusuf Katilmiş and M{\"u}ge Gidiş and Fikret Sari and Doğan S{\"o}zbilen and Ali Fuat Canbolat and Fevzi Yılmaz and Murat Barlas and Nedim {\"O}zdemir and Mehmet {\"O}zkul},
  journal={Zoology in the Middle East},
  pages={47 - 58}
Abstract The nesting activities of Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta caretta Stejneger, 1902) and anthropogenic factors affecting them were monitored over 7 years (2002–2008) on Dalaman-Sarıgerme beach, one of the main nesting grounds in Turkey. Out of the 2620 nesting emergences recorded during the entire study period, only 645 (24.6%) resulted in successful nesting, giving an annual mean number of nests of 92. The collective number of eggs in these nests numbered 50239, with 40079 (79.8%) of them… Expand
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