This report summarises the black sea turtle research activities which took place in June 2009. There were four objectives to the reseach that summer. The first was to contribute to ongoing population monitoring efforts for this species in Baja California. The second was to determine the sea turtle mortality rates and causes of mortality in the San Ignacio area. The third was focused on determining what use the turtles make of the habitat in the lagoon, and the fourth on where they fit in the lagoon food web.Read More "Sea Turtle Research Report – 2009..."
Understanding the spatial requirements of black/green turtles during this critical life stage is fundamental to their conservation (Bjorndal 1997, Nichols 2003). Here we report preliminary results on the fine scale movement and activity patterns of immature black turtles and provide future research goals, objectives, and initiatives.Read More "Sea Turtle Monitoring Report – 2008..."