Navigation Links
Africa's sea turtles need passports for protection
Date:5/12/2011

gged in Mayumba National Park, a 900-square-kilometer marine protected area on the southern coast of Gabon. Mayumba National Park and Conkouati-Douli National Park just across the border in the Republic of Congo were created to protect both olive ridley and leatherback sea turtles from fishing nets, but dozens of dead olive ridley sea turtles have continued to wash up on the shores of the park every year. These deaths have perplexed park managers and resulted in mounting concern about the health of this threatened species.

"What we found, however, made sense. Turtles were regularly moving outside of the park boundaries where we believe they were encountering fishing nets and drowning, and later washing ashore where we would see them," said Angela Formia of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Ocean Giants Program.

The study revealed another critical finding: the tagged turtles spent more than half of their time in the Republic of Congo waters, highlighting the need for international cooperation to protect this species. The Wildlife Conservation Society is now working in conjunction with the national park agencies of both countries to join and expand Mayumba and Conkouati-Douli National Parks, creating what is the first international marine park in this region of the world.

"The proposal to combine and extend the protected areas will be incredibly effective," said coauthor Brendan Godley, professor at University of Exeter Cornwall and coordinator of the Marine Turtle Research Group. "We estimate that 97 percent of the most critical habitat for this population of olive ridley sea turtles would fall within the expanded park boundaries."

"Our results clearly provide a solid foundation for the implementation and extension of the transboundary marine protected area," said coauthor Michael Coyne, director of the non-profit SEATURTLE.ORG, which hosts a website where the sea turtles can be followed online by the public.

S
'/>"/>

Contact: John Delaney
jdelaney@wcs.org
718-220-3275
Wildlife Conservation Society
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Study finds high mortality of endangered loggerhead sea turtles in Baja California
2. Revealing the evolutionary history of threatened sea turtles
3. Turtles alter nesting dates due to temperature change says ISU researcher
4. No place like home: New theory for how salmon, sea turtles find their birthplace
5. Cost of hatchling turtles dash for freedom
6. Turtles no longer turned into souvenirs
7. National Science Foundation Fellow uses ultrasound to research bog turtles
8. Turtles Christmas journey tracked by scientists
9. How can accidental captures of loggerhead turtles be reduced?
10. Commercial fishing estimated to kill millions of sea turtles
11. How diving leatherback turtles regulate buoyancy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Africa's sea turtles need passports for protection
(Date:2/5/2015)... 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ... authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, ... Online CEO Conference on January 29 th at ... , CEO of NXT-ID will present and host a ... smart wallet and its full suite of biometric technologies. ...
(Date:2/5/2015)...  It is gratifying to see that the Obama ... science as a means to better understand human biology, ... was honored to participate in today,s White House event ... Since the 1980s my teams have been ... sequenced genome of a free living organism, the first ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4trb7t/biometrics_a ) has announced ... Overview" report to their offering. , ... an individual is who she/he is claiming to be, and ... person,s unique physical characteristics, such as fingerprint, hand or palm ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):CEO of NXT-ID, Inc. to Discuss Company's Biometric Technologies at RedChip Online Conference January 29th 2CEO of NXT-ID, Inc. to Discuss Company's Biometric Technologies at RedChip Online Conference January 29th 3J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO, Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI) Participates in White House Precision Medicine Event 2Biometrics - A Global Market Overview 2Biometrics - A Global Market Overview 3
... Shenzhen, China The Asian Cancer Research Group ... and Company, Merck (known as MSD outside the ... with BGIthe world,s largest genomics organizationtoday announced the ... of recurrent hepatitis B virus (HBV) integration in ...
... researchers have known for well over a century that different ... one has been able to determine the mechanisms of organ ... New details that could help shed light on this hypothesis ... Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and their collaborators, ...
... new study, children exposed to high levels of the ... chromosomal aberrations (CAs), which have been previously associated with ... and long-lasting subtype of CAs. Researchers from the ... Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Medical Center, ...
Cached Biology News:ACRG and BGI report findings from genomics research on recurrent hepatitis B virus integration 2ACRG and BGI report findings from genomics research on recurrent hepatitis B virus integration 3Cancerous tumors deliver pro-metastatic information in secreted vesicles 2Cancerous tumors deliver pro-metastatic information in secreted vesicles 3Cancerous tumors deliver pro-metastatic information in secreted vesicles 4Children exposed to the common pollutant naphthalene show signs of chromosomal damage 2Children exposed to the common pollutant naphthalene show signs of chromosomal damage 3
(Date:3/5/2015)... 05, 2015 e2b teknologies , ... located in Northeast Ohio, today announced a leading independent ... support its upgrade to the latest version of ... group practice of its kind in the region, the ... of transactions, so efficiency and data accessibility are paramount ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... Texas (PRWEB) March 05, 2015 ... of acute and chronic orthopedic conditions such as ... knee, tennis elbow, and joint pain due to ... be administered during orthopedic surgeries to promote better ... scientific advances in nearly pain-free bone marrow harvesting ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... 4, 2015 In an article published and ... for Health Security review the clinical aspects of diseases ... as bioweapons. The article, "Clinical Management of Potential Bioterrorism-Related ... website of the New England Journal of Medicine ... Toner , and Tom Inglesby—review the clinical management of ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... March 4, 2015  Brooklyn residents now have a ... chronic pain and injuries. Nunzio Saulle , M.D., ... opening of his NJS Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) ... Thursday, March 5, 2015. Health Plus Management, LLC is ... located at 1178 Flatbush Avenue. This new PM&R practice ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Physician Group Practice Chooses e2b teknologies to Support Its Upgrade to Sage 100 ERP 2014 2Riordan-McKenna Institute of Regenerative Orthopedics and Stem Cell Therapy Announces Open House in Southlake, Texas on Friday, March 6th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. 2Riordan-McKenna Institute of Regenerative Orthopedics and Stem Cell Therapy Announces Open House in Southlake, Texas on Friday, March 6th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. 3Riordan-McKenna Institute of Regenerative Orthopedics and Stem Cell Therapy Announces Open House in Southlake, Texas on Friday, March 6th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. 4Riordan-McKenna Institute of Regenerative Orthopedics and Stem Cell Therapy Announces Open House in Southlake, Texas on Friday, March 6th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. 5Latest Clinical Information On Bioterrorism Threats 2NJS Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Opening on Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 2
... 13 Proteon,Therapeutics, Inc. ( http://www.proteontherapeutics.com ), announced ... the European Patent Office. The patent,(No. 1220830) covers ... as elastases for,dilating arteries and veins in humans. ... in June and December of 2006. Proteon Therapeutics,owns ...
... has received its second Frost & Sullivan Technology Award ... the Frost & Sullivan Awards Banquet,Signalife was awarded the ... Monitoring. Signalife,s Chief Executive Officer, Dr.,Lowell Harmison, and its ... accept the award., Signalife, Inc. is in a ...
... Advancing Lead Candidate HspE7 into Phase 2 Clinical Trial in ... ... 13 Nventa Biopharmaceuticals,Corporation announced today financial results for the year ended ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080303/LAM023LOGO ), During 2007, the Company achieved ...
Cached Biology Technology:Proteon Therapeutics Receives European Patent Covering New Method of Dilating Arteries and Veins 2Signalife Wins Second Frost & Sullivan Technology Award 2Signalife Wins Second Frost & Sullivan Technology Award 3Nventa Biopharmaceuticals Reports Full Year 2007 and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 2Nventa Biopharmaceuticals Reports Full Year 2007 and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 3Nventa Biopharmaceuticals Reports Full Year 2007 and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 4Nventa Biopharmaceuticals Reports Full Year 2007 and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 5Nventa Biopharmaceuticals Reports Full Year 2007 and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 6Nventa Biopharmaceuticals Reports Full Year 2007 and Fourth Quarter Financial Results 7
Request Info...
Special grade: for electrophoresis...
This device is designed to run four simultaneous separations with the following StemSep ; column sizes: 0.3in., 0.5in., and 0.6in.. Depending on the column size, a range of 2x10 7 - 1.5 x 10 9 cell...
... (CYP450) metabolite postulated to play an autacoid ... In rat cerebral microvessels, 20-HETE is a ... is excreted mainly as the glucuronide conjugate. ... in human urine) is about 10-fold lower ...
Biology Products: