Hawksbill research in the Gulf of Fonseca_Programmatic report
Current nesting numbers of hawksbill turtles (Eretmocheyls imbricata) in the eastern Pacific suggest it is one of the most endangered marine turtle populations in the world. The Gulf of Fonseca (GOF) is an at-sea-inlet under joint jurisdiction of El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua that was identified by the Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative (ICAPO) as critical habitat for hawksbill turtles. Via this two-year project we conducted systematic surveys of the GOF to identify nesting, foraging and fisheries interactions in the area.
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Gaos et al. 2014_Hawksbill research in Gulf of Fonseca_Programmatic report