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Title: Injuries observed in nesting females of loggerhead turtles on Boavista island (Cabo Verde Archipelago)
Authors: Vázquez, Cristina
Varo-Cruz, Nuria
López, Óscar
Liria-Loza, Ana
López-Jurado, Luis Felipe 
UNESCO Clasification: 24 Ciencias de la vida
2401 Biología animal (zoología)
240116 Herpetología
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: Different kinds of physical anomalies are frequently observed in any sea turtle breeding population. Nesting beaches are an excellent place to study the injuries and defects that occur in adult females. The archipelago of Cape Verde is situated about 500 km of Senegal, West Africa. Boavista is the eastern most island and may constitute the most important nesting area for the loggerhead turtle in the archipelago. The studies conducted from 1998 to 2004 indicate that Cape Verde might account for one of the most important loggerheads populations in the eastern Atlantic. The nesting females in Boavista were surveyed during the 2004 season, in order to (1) know the health status of the population (2) determine the effects of physical anomalies on nesting behaviour and (3) determine the possible origin of the injuries observed. </p>
Source: <p>25 th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation and Biology, Savannah, Georgia, USA. 2005. Pag 162-163</p>
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