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Data set name

Biology of sea turtles of the Azores (1984 onwards)

Data holding centreUniversity of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom 1984 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

EEZ of the archipelago of the Azores

Observations 
Parameters

Reptile abundance; Reptile reproduction

Instruments

Manual biota samplers; observers

Description 
Summary

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.

OriginatorsUniversity of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
References

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.

Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactNot supplied (Director of the Department (DOP/UA))
Address

University of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
Rua Prof. Dr. Frederico Machado
Horta

9901-862
Portugal

Telephone+351 92 22988/22944/23460/22945
Facsimile+351 292292659
Emailpereira@dop.uac.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15037021
Global identifier2303
Last revised2009-10-29