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Hawksbill turtles in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico 2013 [Tortugas carey en la Riviera Nayarit, Mexico 2013. (aggregated per 1-degree cell)]
Contact: Marine Laboratory, more

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Description
East Pacific hawksbill turtles are considered one of the most endangered sea turtle populations in the world.
Principal nesting sites have been identified in El Salvador and Nicaragua with sporadic nesting in other areas including Mexico. It is estimated that between all known nesting sites only 450 to 500 nests are laid each year.
In the Mexican Pacific the main areas for hawksbill nesting are Nayarit and Jalisco states, which mark the northern nesting limit for the East Pacific hawksbill population. Few nests are registered each year (4-15 nests) however juvenile hawksbills are often reported by fishers and divers. Adult hawksbills are also occasionally reported. more

Our project aims to increase understanding and awareness of these critically endangered turtles via tracking. Tracking will help us identify key foraging habitat and ranges for hawksbill turtles. We hope that by allowing local communities to attend the releases of tagged turtles we will create future conservation advocates for hawksbills and other sea turtles in our region.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Reptiles
Keywords:
Marine, ISE, Mexico, Nayarit, Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766)

Geographical coverage
ISE, Mexico, Nayarit [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
15 September 2013 - 15 June 2014

Taxonomic coverage
Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766) [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Duke University; Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences; Marine Laboratory, more
Grupo Tortuguero; Red Tortuguera A.C., 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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