Scientific Research

  • 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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  • Wallace et al. 2011_Regional Management Units for sea turtles

    Scientific Research - December 7, 2011
    Regional Management Units for Marine Turtles: A Novel Framework for Prioritizing Conservation and Research across Multiple Scales Background: Resolving threats to widely distributed marine megafauna requires definition of the geographic distributions of both the threats as well as the population unit(s) of interest. In turn, because individual threats can operate on varying spatial ...

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  • Dominguez J.P. 2011_Characterization of El Maculis reef, El Salvador (Spanish)

    Scientific Research - October 14, 2011
    Caracterización biofísica del area marina frente a playa las tunas, playas negras, playas blancas, playa maculís, y las mueldudas, municipio de conchagua, departamento de la unión, el salvador Entre el 12 de octubre y el 30 de noviembre 2010 se realizó un estudio de caracterización biofísica del área marina frente a ...

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  • Liles et al. 2011_Hawksbill turtles in El Salvador

    Scientific Research - October 14, 2011
    Hawksbill turtles Eretmochelys imbricata in El Salvador: nesting distribution and mortality at the largest remaining nesting aggregation in the eastern Pacific Ocean. El Salvador has a series of nesting beaches that together host the highest remaining nesting abundance of hawksbill turtles Eretmochelys imbricata in the eastern Pacific Ocean. However, the distribution of hawksbill turtle nesting and ...

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  • Alfaro-Shigueto et al. 2010_Hawksbills in Peruvian coastal fisheries

    Scientific Research - November 14, 2010
    Hawksbill Turtles in Peruvian Coastal Fisheries. In the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EP), the hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata has been reported as once ‘common’ from Mexico to Ecuador, but today is extremely rare (Seminoff et al. 2003; Gaos et al. 2006; Mortimer & Donnelly 2008). In the southeast Pacific, this species has been reported but is ...

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  • Gaos et al. 2010_Hawksbill turtles in the eastern Pacific

    Scientific Research - October 14, 2010
    Signs of hope in the eastern Pacific: international collaboration reveals encouraging status for the severely depleted population of hawksbill turtles Eretmochelys imbricata. While little is known about hawksbill turtles Eretmochelys imbricata in the eastern Pacific Ocean, available information suggests that the population has declined substantially in recent decades and could be near extirpation in the region. To evaluate ...

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  • Liles & Thomas 2010_Sea turtle mortality in El Salvador_Technical Report

    Scientific Research - September 16, 2010
    Sources and Locations of Sea Turtle Mortality along the Coast of El Salvador Four species of sea turtles occur in El Salvador: leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), green (Chelonia mydas), and olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea). The objective of this study is to identify the sources and areas of sea turtle mortality along ...

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  • Yañez et al. 2010_Proceedings from 2nd workshop of EP hawksbills (Spanish)

    Scientific Research - July 14, 2010
    Second Workshop of the Hawksbill Turtle in the Eastern Pacific. July 13-14, 2008, Estero Padre Ramos, Nicaragua. La carencia de datos sistemáticos y robustos sobre las tortugas carey (Eretmochelys imbricata) en el Pacifico Oriental, y sobretodo su condición crítica, fue que motivaron la urgencia de generar información para marcar una línea de base sobre ...

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