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Loggerhead turtles from the Gulf of California [Tortugas Amarillas del Golfo de California (aggregated per 1-degree cell)]
Contact: Marine Laboratory, more

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Description
The Loggerhead turtles of the Gulf of California satellite telemetry project has been made possible through the support and collaboration between the Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Red Tortuguera A.C., Grupo Tortuguero de las Californias A.C., Smithsonian Mason School of Conservation, Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología/UNAM and the local fishing communities of La Reforma and Angostura, who voluntarily reported bycatch of loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta). These reports became the first formal records of this species in the southern Gulf of California. This project aims to determine for the first time the movements of loggerheads in the Gulf of California, which will supply us with important information for the implementation of conservation strategies for the species. more

Nine years after its creation, the Wildlife Protection and Conservation Program at the CIIDIR Sinaloa campus of Instituto Politécnico Nacional (National Polytechnic Institute), has developed a series of research projects focusing mainly on sea turtle conservation in northwest Mexico. This has been made possible through institutional support and the collaboration of national and international institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Reptiles
Keywords:
Marine, ISE, Mexico, California Gulf, Caretta caretta

Geographical coverage
ISE, Mexico, California Gulf [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
23 May 2014 - 23 October 2014

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

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Duke University; Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences; Marine Laboratory, more
National Polytechnic Institute; Department of Environment, moredata creator

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Coyne, M.S.; Godley, B.J. (2005). Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT): an integrated system for archiving, analyzing and mapping animal tracking data. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 301: 1-7, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-03-24
Information last updated: 2015-03-24
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