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Satellite-tracked Migrations by Galapagos Green Turtles and the Need for Multinational Conservation Efforts

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dc.contributor.author Seminoff, Jeffrey A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Zarate, Patricia en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:54:22Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:54:22Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-01-30 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-01-30 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/2840
dc.description.abstract "Over the last two decades there has been a dramatic increase in the application of satellite telemetry to track the movements of threatened and endangered species. Among the taxa that have benefited the most from these efforts are sea turtles. Every few years, adults of most sea turtle species undertake long-distance migrations between nesting sites and foraging areas; satellite telemetry is an ideal tool for determining where these areas are, and the migratory routes followed by adult turtles as they move between them. More importantly, for conservation purposes, this tool provides a better understanding of the amount of time turtles spend in international waters and economic exclusive zones (EEZs) of various nations, and thus can highlight the potential susceptibility of sea turtles to human impacts (i.e., fisheries by catch and hunting ) that occur in these areas. This understanding is critical for improving conservation measures and maintaining healthy sea turtle populations." en_US
dc.subject sea turtles en_US
dc.subject migration en_US
dc.title Satellite-tracked Migrations by Galapagos Green Turtles and the Need for Multinational Conservation Efforts en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.coverage.region South America en_US
dc.coverage.country Ecuador en_US
dc.subject.sector Wildlife en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Current Conservation en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth April en_US


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