The panmixia paradigm of eastern Pacific olive ridley turtles revised: consequences for their conservation and evolutionary biology.

@article{LpezCastro2005ThePP,
  title={The panmixia paradigm of eastern Pacific olive ridley turtles revised: consequences for their conservation and evolutionary biology.},
  author={Melania C. L{\'o}pez-Castro and Axay{\'a}catl Rocha-Olivares},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 11},
  pages={3325-34}
}
Previous studies of the olive ridley Lepidochelys olivacea population structure in the tropical eastern Pacific have indicated the existence of a single panmictic population ranging from Costa Rica to Mexico. This information has been used to design specific management measures to conserve primary nesting beaches in Mexico. However, little is known about olive ridleys in the Baja California Peninsula, their northernmost reproductive limit, where recent observations have shown differences in… CONTINUE READING