This project will focus on investigating the spatial and temporal distribution of loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Pelagie Islands waters, as well as the impact of fishing activities on adult and sub-adult mortality rates. On land, we will investigate the effects of current levels of human disturbance on the nesting beaches. Finally, we will study the effects of the beach-sands granulometry and colour on the turtles reproductive success and on the sex ratio of the newborns. All this information will be taken in consideration for preparing an action plan for the Loggerhead conservation within the Pelagie Islands marine protected area.

Azioni urgenti di conservazione di Caretta carettanelle isole Pelagie

CECONELLO, MAURO ATTILIO;
2001

Abstract

This project will focus on investigating the spatial and temporal distribution of loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Pelagie Islands waters, as well as the impact of fishing activities on adult and sub-adult mortality rates. On land, we will investigate the effects of current levels of human disturbance on the nesting beaches. Finally, we will study the effects of the beach-sands granulometry and colour on the turtles reproductive success and on the sex ratio of the newborns. All this information will be taken in consideration for preparing an action plan for the Loggerhead conservation within the Pelagie Islands marine protected area.
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