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  • Kelez et al. 2016_1st record of hawksbill-green hybrid in Southeast Pacific

    February 21, 2016
    First record of hybridization between green Chelonia mydas and hawksbill Eretmochelys imbricata sea turtles in the Southeast Pacific Hybridization among sea turtle species has been widely reported in the Atlantic Ocean, but their detection in the Pacific Ocean is limited to just two individual hybrid turtles, in the northern hemisphere. Herein, we report, ...

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  • Gaos et al. 2016_Conservation genetics of eastern Pacific hawksbills

    February 5, 2016
    Hawksbill turtle terra incognita: conservation genetics of eastern Pacific rookeries Prior to 2008 and the discovery of several important hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) nesting colonies in the EP (Eastern Pacific), the species was considered virtually absent from the region. Research since that time has yielded new insights into EP hawksbills, salient among ...

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  • Liles et al. 2015_Hawksbill nest site selection in El Salvador and Nicaragua

    May 27, 2015
    One size does not fit all: Importance of adjusting conservation practices for endangered hawksbill turtles to address local nesting habitat needs in the eastern Pacific Ocean.   Conservation biologists frequently use data from the same or related species collected in diverse geographic locations to guide interventions in situations where its applicability is uncertain. ...

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