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Title: Satellite tracking of adult loggerheads (Caretta caretta L.) around waters of Cape Verde Archipielago (Western Africa)
Authors: Cejudo, Daniel
Varo-Cruz, Nuria
López, Óscar
López-Jurado, Luis Felipe 
UNESCO Clasification: 24 Ciencias de la vida
2401 Biología animal (zoología)
240116 Herpetología
Issue Date: 2004
Abstract: During the 1999 nesting season (from June to October), four satellite transmitters were attached to two males and two females of Caretta caretta from Boavista Island (Cape Verde Archipelago, western Africa), where density of nesting females is the highest in the whole archipelago. Transmitters did not work as well as expected, resulting in a low number of locations, possibly due to the neritic behavior of adult loggerheads at reproductive habitat, with the antennae exposed to continuous rubbing. Therefore, we establish a conservative hypothesis about movements of C.caretta in Cape Verde.</p>
Source: 24th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation and Biology, San Jose, Costa Rica, 2004. Pag 189-190
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