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Accession Number PB2013-102686
Title Green Turtle Nesting Sites and Sea Turtle Legislation throughout Oceania.
Publication Date Sep 2010
Media Count 60p
Personal Author I. Kinan-kelly K. A. Maison K. P. Frutchey
Abstract This is a literature review compiled by the National Marines Fisheries Service (NMFS) Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO) Protected Resources Division (PRD) to facilitate better understanding of green turtle nesting distribution in the Central and Western Pacific Ocean, including a summary of legal protections for sea turtles throughout the region. This synthesis of 189 Pacific green turtle nesting locations, nesting assemblage characteristics where available, and current national legislation provides the background information necessary to identify where gaps exist in monitoring and management. This will help NMFS (or other relevant stakeholders) prioritize and direct future research, management activities, and international collaborations to advance green turtle conservation and recovery efforts in the Pacific.
Keywords Aquatic animals
Conservation
Management
Monitoring
National Marines Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Nesting locations
Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO)
Protected Resources Division (PRD)
Recovery efforts
Sea turtles
Turtle nesting

 
Source Agency National Marine Fisheries Service
NTIS Subject Category 98F - Fisheries & Aquaculture
47D - Biological Oceanography
47C - Physical & Chemical Oceanography
57H - Ecology
Corporate Author Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Joint Inst. for Marine and Atmospheric Research.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1305
Contract Number N/A

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