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Title: Experimental study about the impact of artificial lighting on loggerhead female nesting in Cape Verde.
Authors: Abu Raya, Mara
Cruz, Eder
Marco, Adolfo
López-Jurado, Luis Felipe 
UNESCO Clasification: 24 Ciencias de la vida
2401 Biología animal (zoología)
240116 Herpetología
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: Artificial illumination of nesting beaches is one of the main threats to endangered sea turtle populations. Nocturnal lighting can impair female nest site selection and nesting success, as well as behavior and hatchling survival in their way from the nest surface to the seashore. The island of Boavista (Cape Verde) hosts the third largest loggerhead nesting aggregation in the world and the only relevant population in the Eastern Atlantic coast. Several threats such as fishing by-catch and female slaughter during nesting are severely threatening its conservation.
Source: <p>31st ISTS Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, San Diego, California, USA. 2011. Pag.254</p>
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