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Bagda, E., Bardakci, F. and Turkozan, O. (2012) Lower Genetic Structuring in Mitochondrial DNA than Nuclear DNA among the Nesting Colonies of Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) in the Mediterranean. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 43, 192-199.

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  • TITLE: Eretmochelys imbricata: Lessons to Learn from a Monitoring Program in the North of Mozambique

    AUTHORS: Rita Anastácio, Cardoso Lopes, Jorge Ferrão, Mário Jorge Pereira

    KEYWORDS: Eretmochelys imbricata, Nesting Parameters, Mozambique Channel (MZC), Network of Marine Reserves

    JOURNAL NAME: Natural Resources, Vol.8 No.5, May 27, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Monitoring programs for nesting turtles around the world have been important to build up a matrix of information for better comprehension of their behaviour and dispersion. The Western Indian Ocean has several monitoring programs that are being used to reveal migration routes, phylogenetic interconnections and nesting behaviour patterns. We determined the nesting parameters for 69 records of hawksbill turtles collected during the Vamizi Island monitoring program. We also determined carapace measurements parameters of the turtles caught by fishermen in the area and give some considerations to improve the conservation of this species. Results show that the island receives hawksbill females all year long. Vamizi is a small nesting ground for this species, with an incubation period of 60.9 ± 10.6 days and a high reproductive rate. The turtles’ carapace measurements (SCL 42.0 ± SD 9.0 cm) revealed the existence of young individuals, foraging near the island, and their vulnerability to the fishing practices. This study strongly defends the need to identify more developmental and nesting spots, to be protected near Vamizi, to establish a solid network of marine reserves and corridors in the north of the Mozambique Channel.