Biology of sea turtles of the Azores (1984 onwards)
Data set information
| Query EDMED |
|Data holding centre||University of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)|
|Time period||From 1984 onwards|
EEZ of the archipelago of the Azores
Reptile abundance; Reptile reproduction
Manual biota samplers; observers
Juvenile, loggerhead sea turtles found in the Azores are believed to be from the breeding colony that nests on the beaches of the southeast United States, primarily in Florida. Previously, there has been no systematic study of sea turtles in the pelagic habitat. 1056 turtles have been tagged to date.
|Originators||University of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)|
Carr, A. (1986) Rips, FADS, and Little Loggerheads. Bioscience 36 (2): 92-100., ; Carr, A. (1986) New perspectives on the pelagic stage of the sea turtle development. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFC-190. Conservation Biology 1 (2): 103-121., ; Ekert S. A., and Martins, H. R. (1989) Transatlantic travel by juvenile, loggerhead turtle. Marine Turtle Newsletter 48:15., ; Bolton A. B., and Martins, H. R. (1990) Kemp's Ridley captured in the Azores., Marine Turtle Newsletter 48:23.; Bolton A. B., Martins, H. R., Natali, M. L., Thome, J. C., and Marcovaldi, M. A. (1990) Loggerhead released in Brazil, recaptured in the Azores., Marine Turtle Newsletter 48: 24-25.; Anon (1993) The Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta L.): Size distribution and incidence of entanglement in marine debris in the Azores archipelago. Arquipelago., Life Sciences 11.
|Organisation||University of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)|
|Contact||Not supplied (Director of the Department (DOP/UA))|
University of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
|Telephone||+351 92 22988/22944/23460/22945|
|Collating centre||IHPT, Hydrographic Institute|