Migratory corridors and foraging hotspots: critical habitats identified for Mediterranean green turtles


Stokes K. L., Broderick A. C., Canbolat A. F., Candan O., Fuller W. J., Glen F., ...More

DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS, vol.21, no.6, pp.665-674, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ddi.12317
  • Journal Name: DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.665-674
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

AimLevels of sea turtle bycatch in the Mediterranean are thought to be unsustainable. We provide a comprehensive overview of adult green turtle (Chelonia mydas) distribution during nesting, migration and foraging phases, highlighting transitory as well as residential areas of high use to facilitate adequate protection for this long-lived, migratory species.