Oceanic Connectivity by Green Turtles in the WIO




Sea turtles have migrated for millions of years between nesting sites and feeding grounds, sometimes swimming thousands of kilometers, passing through several countries and ecosystems, and interacting with human activities along the way—sometimes to their advantage but sometimes resulting in a premature end of their lives’ journeys. So it is in the Southwest Indian Ocean (SWIO). This region hosts some of the most important green turtle (Chelonia mydas) nesting sites in the world, most of which are isolated on remote islands (for example, at Europa [Îles Eparses, France], Aldabra and Cosmoledo [Seychelles], and Moheli [Union of the Comoros]).


III . Assessment of marine biological diversity and habitats






- N/A


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Marinha;
- Biodiversidade Costeira


- Outros


- Diversidade biológica e cultural


- Nenhuma / Não aplicável



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