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Title: Massive loggerhead nest predation by ghost crabs in Boavista Island (Cape Verde): implications of the absence of large predators.
Authors: Da Graça, Jesemine
Marco, Adolfo
García Cerdá, Rosa María
Ikaran-Souville, Maite
Alberca, Esther
Abella Pérez, Elena
Patricio Freitas, Rui
López-Jurado, Luis Felipe 
UNESCO Clasification: 24 Ciencias de la vida
2401 Biología animal (zoología)
240116 Herpetología
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: The impact of nest predators on sea turtle hatching success is highly variable depending on predator abundance and also on interactions among different predators. Food web connectivity usually makes it difficult to understand predator-prey interactions and develop efficient conservation strategies. In the Cape Verde archipelago there is an important nesting area for loggerheads where ghost crabs are the only described nest predator. We have studied the impact of ghost crabs on loggerhead nests on this threatened population as well as the efficiency of several management practices to reduce this impact.</p>
Source: 30th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Goa, India, 2010. Pag 12
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