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Brazil Trawl-Caught Turtles

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The continental shelf of Southern Brazil is an important feeding ground for loggerhead sea turtles and for fishing activities. This overlap leads to a high bycatch and mortality of this endangered sea turtle. The aim of this study, with the use of satellite telemetry, are to: i) determine the spatial and temporal patterns of sea turtles distribution in the area; ii) identify preferred areas of use by immature individuals on the continental shelf; and iii) determine the influence of environmental variables such as sea surface temperature and depth on the species distribution.


Fisheries Bycatch Research Group, moredata creator

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Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Metadatarecord created: 2013-06-26
Information last updated: 2014-06-23
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