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dc.contributor.author Senko, Jesse en_US
dc.contributor.author Lopez-Castro, Melania C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Koch, Volker en_US
dc.contributor.author Nichols, Wallace J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-03T21:34:11Z en_US
dc.date.available 2012-07-03T21:34:11Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2010-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Senko J, Lopez-Castro MC, Koch V, Nichols WJ. Immature East Pacific Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) Use Multiple Foraging Areas off the Pacific Coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico: First Evidence from Mark-Recapture Data. Pac Sci 64(1): 125-130. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/23095 en_US
dc.description v. ill. 23 cm. en_US
dc.description Quarterly en_US
dc.description.abstract Since 2001, Grupo Tortuguero has been conducting monthly inwater monitoring of East Pacific green turtles (Chelonia mydas), also known as black turtles, at four neritic foraging areas (Bahı´a Magdalena, Laguna San Ignacio, Punta Abreojos, Laguna Ojo de Liebre) along the Pacific coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Extensive tagging (883 turtles tagged of 1,183 turtles captured) and recaptures (154 tagged turtles recaptured at least once) at these four areas suggest that immature East Pacific green turtles show strong site fidelity to their neritic foraging grounds. However, in 2007, we recaptured two immature turtles, one in Laguna San Ignacio and the other in Bahı´a Magdalena, that were both originally captured in Punta Abreojos. To our knowledge, this represents the first direct evidence of immature East Pacific green turtles using multiple foraging areas along the Baja California Peninsula. This report highlights the importance of long-term monitoring efforts that encompass several habitats on a relatively large spatial scale (@80 km between Punta Abreojos and Laguna San Ignacio and @300 km between Punta Abreojos and Bahı´a Magdalena) to better understand the movements and habitat use of immature East Pacific green turtles on their neritic foraging areas. en_US
dc.format.extent 6 p. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 64, no. 1 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Natural history--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Science--Periodicals en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Immature East Pacific Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) Use Multiple Foraging Areas off the Pacific Coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico: First Evidence from Mark-Recapture Data. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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