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Title: High plasticity of loggerhead nesting site fidelity: from using repeatedly the same small beach during different seasons to deposit consecutive nests in different islands distant more than 100 km
Authors: Abella Pérez, Elena
Sanz, Paula
Loureiro, Nuno de Santos
Cozens, Jacquie
Oujo-Alamo, Carolina
Martins, Samir
Marco, Adolfo
Varo-Cruz, Nuria
López-Jurado, Luis Felipe 
UNESCO Clasification: 24 Ciencias de la vida
2401 Biología animal (zoología)
240116 Herpetología
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Sea turtles exhibit a strong natal homing associated with a high nesting site philopatry. Mark-recapture and genetic studies confirm these patterns suggesting differences among and within species. In the present study, we have analysed the degree of nest site fidelity of a loggerhead population nesting on the islands of Cape Verde and have evaluated the existence of intrapopulational variability in this trait. The loggerhead is the only sea turtle species that nests in Cape Verde, and 15,000–25,000 nests per season have been estimated for the whole archipelago.
Source: 30th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Goa, India, 2010. Pag 120
Appears in Collections:Actas de congresos
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