Satellite telemetry suggests high levels of fishing-induced mortality in marine turtles




Long-term records of nesting numbers, or proxies to nesting numbers, show a precipitous decline in the size of many sea turtle populations. Population declines are most frequently attributed to fisheries bycatch, although direct quantification of this level of mortality is rare. We used satellite-tracking records for turtles in the Mediterranean Sea and Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans to identify when turtles had been captured. Evidence for capture came from a combination of an increase in good quality locations from transmitters, transmitters moving inland to coastal towns and villages, and on-board submergence data, showing that transmitters had come out of the water.


Marine Ecology Progress Series


MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES Vol. 262: 305 – 309, 2003




- N/A


- Inglês


- Não aplicável


- Biodiversidade Marinha


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações;
- Ameaças à Biodiversidade


- Nenhuma / Não aplicável



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