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Status of Sea Turtles in American Samoa in 1991

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Title: Status of Sea Turtles in American Samoa in 1991
Authors: Tuato'o-Bartley, Natasha
Morrell, Thomas E.
Craig, Peter
Issue Date: Jul 1993
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Tuato’o-Bartley N, Morrell TE, Craig P. 1993. Status of sea turtles in American Samoa in 1991. Pac Sci 47(3): 215-221.
Abstract: To evaluate the status of green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas L.) and
hawksbills (Eretmochelys imbricata L.) in American Samoa, residents in 58
coastal villages were interviewed, public sightings were monitored, and surveys
on remote islands were conducted. We estimate that turtle populations have
seriously declined in the Territory, and now total only about 120 nesting females
(species combined) per year. Most turtles and eggs encountered by villagers are
still harvested.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1762
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 47, Number 3, 1993



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