Scientific Research

  • Tobón and Amorocho 2014_Hawksbills in southern Colombia

    Scientific Research - October 14, 2014
    Population Study of the Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata (Cheloniidae) in the Southern Pacific region of Colombia. The objective of this research was to determine biological and ecological population characteristics of the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) found in the southern Colombian Pacific department of Cauca. Morphometric measurements were recorded, the health status of individuals was ...

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  • Liles et al. 2014_International priorities & human wellbeing associated with hawksbills

    Scientific Research - October 14, 2014
    Connecting international priorities with human wellbeing in low-income regions: lessons from hawksbill turtle conservation in El Salvador. Hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) are highly endangered in the eastern Pacific Ocean, yet their eggs continue to be an important subsistence resource for impoverished coastal residents in El Salvador. In this study, we use naturalistic inquiry to explain ...

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  • Trujillo-Arias et al. 2014_Phylogeography of hawksbills in the Colombian Pacific and Atlantic (Spanish)

    Scientific Research - September 14, 2014
    Relaciones filogeográficas de algunas colonias de alimentación y anidación de la tortuga carey (Eretmochelys imbricata) en el Pacífico y Caribe Colombianos. The sea turtle Eretmochelys imbricata inhabits tropical waters of all oceans. IUCN considers this species to be critically endangered and its populations are affected by illegal international shell traffic. We present a ...

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  • Gaos et al. 2014_Hawksbill research in the Gulf of Fonseca_Programmatic report

    Scientific Research - January 16, 2014
    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 ...

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  • Carrion et al. 2013_Habitat and diet of juvenile hawksbills in Costa Rica

    Scientific Research - February 14, 2013
    Habitat Use and Diet of Juvenile Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) in the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is critically endangered throughout its global range and is particularly threatened in the eastern Pacific, a region where our knowledge of the ecological traits is very limited. Understanding habitat ...

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  • Brittain et al. 2012_Juvenile hawksbills along Pacific Guatemala

    Scientific Research - December 30, 2012
    Two Reports of Juvenile Hawksbill Sea Turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) on the Southeast Coast of Guatemala Hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) are one of the rarest sea turtle species within the eastern Pacific region (Cornelius 1982; Gaos et al. 2010; Mortimer & Donnelly 2008) and published data on present or historic levels of ...

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  • Gaos et al. 2012_Dive behaviour of adult hawksbills in the EP

    Scientific Research - November 14, 2012
    Dive behaviour of adult hawksbills (Eretmochelys imbricata, Linnaeus 1766) in the eastern Pacific Ocean highlights shallow depth use by the species. Understanding the movement and dive behaviour of marine turtles directly informs spatial management strategies. Hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata, Linnaeus 1766) are a globally endangered marine turtle species, with populations in the eastern Pacific ...

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  • Gaos et al. 2012_Adult hawksbill spatial ecology in EP

    Scientific Research - October 14, 2012
    Spatial ecology of critically endangered hawksbill turtles Eretmochelys imbricata: implications for management and conservation. Elucidating spatio-temporal movements of animals is an integral component of wildlife conservation and protected species management. Between 2008 and 2010 we satellite tracked 15 adult female hawksbill turtles Eretmochelys imbricata in the eastern Pacific Ocean to evaluate their movement behavior and to ...

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  • Quinones et al. 2011_Southernmost observations of hawksbill in EP

    Scientific Research - December 15, 2011
    Southernmost Records of Hawksbill Turtles Along the East Pacific Coast of South America. Despite the fact that the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is widely distributed in tropical waters throughout the central Atlantic and Indo Pacific region, its worldwide population has declined severely during the last several decades (Mortimer & Donnelly 2008). In the East Pacific ...

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  • Gaos et al. 2011_Hawksbill life-history paradigm shift

    Scientific Research - December 14, 2011
    Shifting the life-history paradigm: discovery of novel habitat use by hawksbill turtles. Adult hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) are typically described as open-coast, coral reef and hard substrate dwellers. Here, we report new satellite tracking data on female hawksbills from several countries in the eastern Pacific that revealed previously undocumented behaviour for adults of the species. In contrast to patterns of habitat ...

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