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TARTACare Calabria: monitoring and conservation of the loggerhead turtle nesting activity along the Ionian coast of Calabria (Southern Italy)
Contact: Luschi, Paolo

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Description
Post-nesting satellite tracking of two loggerhead turtles in the southern Ionian coast of Calabria, Italy. more

The Southern Ionian coast of Calabria is currently recognized as the main nesting ground for loggerhead turtles in Italy, accounting for 70% of the total nesting events which were documented nationwide over the last six years (2003-2008). This finding arose from a research project (TARTACare Calabria) initiated by the Dept. of Ecology of Calabria University (Rende, Italy) in summer 2000. This project mainly aims at nest monitoring and protecting, but also has additional objectives such as estimating of nesting population, genetic analysis, beach characterization, definition of type and entity of threats to nesting derived from human impact (including fishing impact). Satellite tracking of nesting females has also been attempted to track the post-nesting migrations and to ultimately identify the so far unknown foraging areas of the turtles nesting on the Ionian coast. Zeffiria and Esperia are the first two turtles nesting in Italy that are being tracked by satellite during their post-nesting migrations.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Reptiles
Keywords:
Marine, Mediterranean Region, Caretta caretta

Geographical coverage
Mediterranean Region [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 16 July 2009 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Contributors
Università di Pisa; Dipartimento di Scienze dell 'Uomo e dell 'Ambiente, moredata owner

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OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2011-04-06
Information last updated: 2016-04-22
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