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ARCAS sea turtle strandings at Hawaii, Guatemala 2010-2013
Muccio, Colum. 2014. ARCAS sea turtle strandings at Hawaii, Guatemala 2010-2013. Provided by Colum Muccio, Asociacion Rescate y Conservacion de Vida Silvestres (ARCAS) and downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP on (access date)
Contact: Muccio, Colum

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In 2011, ARCAS documented the mortality of 39 olive ridley sea turtles in the área of Hawaii on the Pacific coast of Guatemala. Another mortality of 128 turtlesm occured in 2013 in an área stretching roughly from the resort of Monterrico to the Salvadoran border. Unlike the 2011 stranding, which was all but one Green, entirely olive ridleys, the 2013 had more of a mix of species, including 113 olive ridleys, 13 greens, 1 hawksbill and 1 leatherback. at the same time, in neighboring El Salvador, there was a stranding of 190 sea turtles. more

A stranding of Olive Ridley on 8/29/2012 was deleted as the location of this event was inaccurate.

Biology > Reptiles
Marine, ISE, Guatemala, Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758), Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761), Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766), Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829)

Geographical coverage
ISE, Guatemala [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
9 October 2010 - 3 September 2013

Taxonomic coverage
Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761) [WoRMS]
Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766) [WoRMS]
Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829) [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota, Strandings

Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association (ARCAS), moredata creator

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

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-04-14
Information last updated: 2015-04-14
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