The Role of Vegetated Coastal Wetlands for Marine Megafauna Conservation.

  title={The Role of Vegetated Coastal Wetlands for Marine Megafauna Conservation.},
  author={Michael Sievers and Christopher J. Brown and Vivitskaia J. D. Tulloch and Ryan M. Pearson and Jodie A. Haig and Mischa P. Turschwell and Rod M. Connolly},
  journal={Trends in ecology \& evolution},
Habitat loss is accelerating a global extinction crisis. Conservation requires understanding links between species and habitats. Emerging research is revealing important associations between vegetated coastal wetlands and marine megafauna, such as cetaceans, sea turtles, and sharks. But these links have not been reviewed and the importance of these globally declining habitats is undervalued. Here, we identify associations for 102 marine megafauna species that utilize these habitats, increasing… 
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