Equatorial Guinea 2014: Foraging Green Sea Turtles
Wildlife Conservation Society
Data provider Marine Turtle Research Group Originating data center Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT) Project partner Wildlife Conservation Society, Instituto Nacional de Desarrollo Forestal y Manejo del Sistema de Areas Protegidas - Proyecto TOMAGE, Manga, Marine Turtle Research Group Project sponsor or sponsor description Tullow Oil, US Fish and Wildlife Service US Department of the Interior
McClellan C. 2022. Equatorial Guinea 2014: Foraging Green Sea Turtles. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1840) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=1001).
Equatorial Guineaâ€™s mainland hosts important foraging habitat for juvenile green (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata), classified as endangered and critically endangered, respectively. After a number of â€œlost yearsâ€ in the high seas, juveniles of both species recruit to nearshore waters, potentially thousands of kilometres from their natal beaches. Suitable shallow rocky areas for this developmental stage include three protected areas along Equatorial Guineaâ€™s mainland coastline - the Rio Campo Natural Reserve, Punta Ilende Natural Reserve and Playa Nendji Scientific Reserve - managed by the governmentâ€™s Institute for Protected Area Management and Forestry Development (INDEFOR). A better understanding of habitat use of sea turtles in this region is fundamental to inform all subsequent conservation or impact mitigation efforts. In June of 2014, we have implemented a study of satellite telemetry in a small sample of turtles to get a first look at the use of the marine habitat of juvenile found along the mainland coast of Guinea Equatorial.
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