Press Release: Reconnecting the Ocean: Satellite Tracking Reveals Green Sea Turtle Migrations Link Eastern Pacific Ocean Coastal Waters

Press Release For Immediate Release Contact: Wallace J. Nichols Research Associate, California Academy of Sciences wallacejnichols@me...

Press Release
For Immediate Release


Contact:
Wallace J. Nichols
Research Associate, California Academy of Sciences
wallacejnichols@me.com +1.831.239.4877


Reconnecting the Ocean: Satellite Tracking Reveals Green Sea Turtle Migrations Link Eastern Pacific Ocean Coastal Waters

A recent publication in the journal PLOS describes two decades of Argos satellite telemetry research on green sea turtle migrations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Sea turtles traveled up to 3,000 km during the study, navigating the coastal waters of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and Ecuador.
A multinational team of researchers from Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S. tracked the movements of green turtles throughout one of the most productive and biodiverse ocean regions on the planet and combined their data with additional information from flipper tags, fisheries interactions, and oceanographic observations.
The scientists concluded that waters along the Pacific coast of the Americas must be safeguarded to ensure the long distance migrations of these ancient reptiles continue.
Direct hunting of the turtles for their meat, skin, and eggs as well as bycatch in a variety of fishing gears including long lines, gill nets and bottom trawls, remain the strongest threats to the endangered sea turtles.
Decades of grassroots conservation efforts are yielding early signs of success with green turtle numbers on the rise and understanding how these animals connect distant beaches, coastal ecosystems and human well-being is critical.
Hart CE, Blanco GS, Coyne MS, Delgado-Trejo C, Godley BJ, et al. (2015) Multinational Tagging Efforts Illustrate Regional Scale of Distribution and Threats for East Pacific Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas agassizii). PLoS ONE 10(2): e0116225. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116225

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0116225

[Photos, quotes and maps available upon request.]

The work was supported by Earthwatch Institute, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Wallace Research Foundation, PADI Foundation and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. C. E. H. received a Masters degree bursary from the University of Exeter and the European Social Fund and would like to thank Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y TecnologĂ­a (Mexico) for support through a PhD scholarship. W. J. N. was supported by a Fulbright Fellowship and a Marshall Fellowship during the period field research in Baja California was conducted. B. J. G. is supported by the Darwin Initiative, European Social Fund and The Natural Environment Research Council. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


COMMENTS

BLOGGER: 1
Loading...
Name

2015 Aquatic Ecosystem Health conference,1,2018,3,Act,1,Action,1,Africa,1,Animal Rescue Husbandry,1,Application,4,Archie carr,1,Award,2,Bali,4,banten,1,Batten Fellowships,1,biologist,1,Biology,3,Biology of the Reptilia,1,biosciences,1,Blog Competition,1,Bluemind,1,book,1,boyd lyon,2,Buck Island,2,Buck Island Sea Turtle Research,1,Campaign,1,Candi Sukuh,1,Cape Verde,1,Caretta caretta,1,cayman islands,1,Celebration,1,Chinese New Year,1,Clearwater Marine Aquarium,3,climate change,1,CoCF 2917,1,Conservation,3,Coral Reef,1,costa rica,1,course,11,debus,1,Demographic Features,1,DICE,1,duke university,1,eastern pasific,1,Ecology,1,Edisto Beach State Park,1,Education,2,electron microscopy,1,Expedition,1,fellowships,1,Fibropapillomatosis,1,First Announcement of the "2015 International Summit,1,Florida,5,funding,1,Galveston,1,Genetics,1,Geometric Morphometrics,3,Georgia Sea Turtle Center,1,Giant Turtle,1,GIS,5,grant,2,green sea turtle,1,Green Turtle,1,Greenpeace,1,Guidelines,1,Hatchery,1,Herpetological,1,Husbandry Member,1,Imlek,1,Independence day,1,Individual Based Models,1,Indonesia,1,Intern Posisition,3,International,1,International Marine Conservation Congres,1,Internship,11,Inwater Research Group,1,ISTS,6,ISTS 35,1,IUCN,1,Japan,1,Jekyll island,2,Job Opportunities,8,Job Posting,1,journal,2,Juno Beach,3,KeyMission 360,1,Kobe,1,Kuta,1,Kuta Beach,4,Kuta T-Shirt,1,leatherback,1,life sciences,1,Logerhead,1,Loggerhead,1,Lorentz,1,magical,1,Map,1,Marine Biologist,1,marine biology,1,Marine Mamal,1,Marine Mammalogy,1,Marine Master,1,Marine Turtles,1,Master,2,May Madness,1,Mediterranean,1,Megabiodiversity,1,Miami,1,Microbes,1,migration,1,Mississippi,1,Modelling,2,Mote Marine laboratory,1,Mugla,1,National Aquarium,1,National Park,11,National Park Activities,1,Netlogo,1,New England Aquarium,1,News,3,Nikon,1,nyepi,1,observer,1,ogoh-ogoh,1,ontogeny,1,panama,1,pangerupukan,1,Paper,1,paternity,1,Photography Competition,1,Phylogeny,1,Plastics,2,Polution,1,Population Structure,1,position,1,post-doctoral,1,Press release,4,protected species,1,Red List,1,rehabilitation,2,Report Release,1,Republic of Indonesia,1,research assistant,4,Sail,1,saka 1940,1,San Diego,1,Saratosa,1,satellite tracking,1,scholarships,6,Science,1,Sea Turtle,3,sea turtle center,1,Sea Turtle Fact,1,sea turtles,1,seaturtle.org,1,Spain.,1,stranding,2,Supermoon,1,Support,1,SWOT,1,Symposium,4,Tagging,1,Taka Bonerate,1,Temple,1,Texas A&M University,1,The National Marine Life Center,2,The University of Exeter,1,Training,1,Turkey,2,Turtle release,1,Turtle Season,1,Turtle Watching,1,UNEP/CMS,1,University,1,University of Florida,1,University of the Virgin Islands,1,Vacancy,4,Valentine's day,1,Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center,1,voluntary,1,volunteer,4,Volusia County,1,Wakatobi,1,Wasur,1,What you can do,1,workshop,2,World Turtle Day,1,
ltr
item
Kuta Beach Bali & The Sea Turtles: Press Release: Reconnecting the Ocean: Satellite Tracking Reveals Green Sea Turtle Migrations Link Eastern Pacific Ocean Coastal Waters
Press Release: Reconnecting the Ocean: Satellite Tracking Reveals Green Sea Turtle Migrations Link Eastern Pacific Ocean Coastal Waters
Kuta Beach Bali & The Sea Turtles
http://www.kutaseaturtle.com/2015/02/press-release-reconnecting-ocean.html
http://www.kutaseaturtle.com/
http://www.kutaseaturtle.com/
http://www.kutaseaturtle.com/2015/02/press-release-reconnecting-ocean.html
true
5897231882183313531
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy