Navigation Links
Marine Protected Areas are keeping turtles safe
Date:3/18/2012

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are providing sea turtles with an ideal habitat for foraging and may be keeping them safe from the threats of fishing. A study by an international team of scientists led by the University of Exeter, published today (Thursday 15 March), shows that 35 per cent of the world's green turtles are found within MPAs. This is much higher that would be expected as only a small proportion of shallow oceans are designated as MPAs.

MPAs are areas of ocean in which marine activities such as fishing are restricted. Regulated by governments and NGOs, in the tropics they are often rich in seagrass and algae, providing food for the turtles, whose foraging may also help to maintain these habitats. There are different categories of MPAs, with the most strictly-protected being managed mainly for science.

The research team used data on the movements of 145 green turtles from 28 nesting sites, captured through extensive satellite tracking work by a collaborative team from ten countries. Their data shows that green turtles can travel thousands of miles from their breeding sites to their feeding ding grounds. 35 per cent of these were found to be foraging in MPAs. 21 per cent were found in MPAs that are most strictly protected and older MPAs were more likely to contain turtles.

Professor Brendan Godley of the University of Exeter's Centre for Ecology and Conservation said: "Our global overview revealed that sea turtles appear in Marine Protected Areas far more than would be expected by chance. There has been debate over the value of MPAs, but this research provides compelling evidence that they may be effective in providing safe foraging habitats for large marine creatures, such as green turtles.

"The satellite tracking work that the University of Exeter has played such a lead role in developing allows us to assess the value of MPAs in a way that would never have previously been possible."

This study is pub
'/>"/>

Contact: Sarah Hoyle
s.hoyle@exeter.ac.uk
44-139-272-2062
University of Exeter
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Increase in Arctic shipping poses risk to marine mammals
2. Pew announces 2012 recipients of distinguished Marine Conservation Fellowship
3. Study IDs new marine protected areas in Madagascar
4. Marine protected areas: changing climate could require change of plans
5. Nano form of titanium dioxide can be toxic to marine organisms
6. Marine mammals on the menu in many parts of world
7. Broadcast study of ocean acidification to date helps scientists evaluate effects on marine life
8. Marines best friend shows explosive-detecting capabilities
9. Study examines how diving marine mammals manage decompression
10. Marine predators in trouble: UBC researchers
11. No plain sailing for marine life as climate warms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Marine Protected Areas are keeping turtles safe
(Date:5/20/2015)... DUBLIN , May 20, 2015 ... Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/h8t4x6/5year ) has announced the ... of the Global Iris Recognition Market" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , ,This research service analyses ... across the government and commercial sectors, ...
(Date:5/19/2015)... DUBLIN , May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... ) has announced the addition of the  ... their offering.  ,     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , ,A ... provides an in-depth analysis of the current ... introduction of gene-based tests, their working principles ...
(Date:5/11/2015)... JOSE, Calif. , May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... developer of human interface solutions, today announced the ... Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, reporting to ... Ali replaces Synaptics, current Chief Financial Officer, ... December 2014. Mr. Ali brings ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Iris Recognition Market Report 2015 - 5-Year Opportunity Analysis 2Global Genetic Testing Market Outlook 2018 2Synaptics Appoints Wajid Ali as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 2
... molecular fingerprints of what your cells are up to and ... cancer. You,ve likely heard about metabolites; your physician probably ... at your annual physical. Scientists suspect we have about 3,000 ... different compounds in our bodies. Dr. Sreekumar, ...
... 2009 A review by researchers at Northwestern University ... of the utility of probiotics in the treatment of ... 35624 was the only probiotic strain out of ... improve symptoms of IBS, including abdominal pain, bloating and ...
... at your desk and suddenly your heart is beating ... on fumes. It is a shocking, uncomfortable and frightening ... cause of sudden cardiac death or SCD, a condition ... States. Scientists are now closer to understanding what causes ...
Cached Biology News:Molecular fingerprints point the way to earlier cancer diagnosis and more targeted treatment 2Molecular fingerprints point the way to earlier cancer diagnosis and more targeted treatment 3Molecular fingerprints point the way to earlier cancer diagnosis and more targeted treatment 4Review of probiotic trial research finds only Bifantis able to claim efficacy for IBS symptoms 2Ten genes identified in connection with sudden cardiac death 2
(Date:5/29/2015)... IRVING, Texas , May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... company focused on fulfilling the promise of precision ... five studies that demonstrate the clinical utility of ... comprehensive tumor profiling service, in helping to identify ... aggressive tumors. In each of the studies, results ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... May 29, 2015 Translation is frequently listed ... for a good reason--if used in a way that is ... offering of a business product or service offering. , ... have a positive effect on a company's bottom line: , ... anyone in the world can use, why not offer it ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... , May 27, 2015 Research ... addition of Jain PharmaBiotech,s new report ... their offering. An increasing use ... industries is anticipated. Nanotechnology will be applied ... from formulations for optimal delivery to diagnostic ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. , May 28, 2015 ... announced that it has received commitments from two institutional ... million of the Company,s common stock in an at-the-market ... warrants to purchase common stock. The Company ... pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell an ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Multi-Platform Tumor Profiling from Caris Life Sciences Identifies Targeted Treatment Options for Patients with Rare and/or Aggressive Tumors 2Multi-Platform Tumor Profiling from Caris Life Sciences Identifies Targeted Treatment Options for Patients with Rare and/or Aggressive Tumors 3Multi-Platform Tumor Profiling from Caris Life Sciences Identifies Targeted Treatment Options for Patients with Rare and/or Aggressive Tumors 4Multi-Platform Tumor Profiling from Caris Life Sciences Identifies Targeted Treatment Options for Patients with Rare and/or Aggressive Tumors 5Multi-Platform Tumor Profiling from Caris Life Sciences Identifies Targeted Treatment Options for Patients with Rare and/or Aggressive Tumors 6Three Ways Translation Can Help Businesses Grow 2Global Nanobiotechnology Market 2015-2024 - Applications, Markets and Companies 2Global Nanobiotechnology Market 2015-2024 - Applications, Markets and Companies 3Celsion Corporation Announces $8 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 2Celsion Corporation Announces $8 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 3
... In my last column, I reviewed some of the key ... experiences of 25 of the largest practitioners of outsourcing in ... another study conducted by the consulting firm DiamondCluster of over ... report can be downloaded here . ...
... Interest in UW-Madison's RFID Lab is so strong that ... after all of the 120 spots available for the tour were ... is canceling" to make room for those on the list, said ... "It shows that people are really excited about RFID." , ,Visitors ...
... eagerly await responses from the FDA to requests ... submissions for premarket clearance of medical devices, and ... of FDA letter -- a warning letter -- ... written notice that the FDA has identified significant ...
Cached Biology Technology:Is outsourcing reaching its limits or simply pausing for breath? - Part II 2Is outsourcing reaching its limits or simply pausing for breath? - Part II 3Is outsourcing reaching its limits or simply pausing for breath? - Part II 4It's in the mail -- Responding to an FDA warning letter 2It's in the mail -- Responding to an FDA warning letter 3It's in the mail -- Responding to an FDA warning letter 4
... System is intended for use in the ... an in-house validated in vitro nucleic acid ... • The CHEMICON ... capture assay designed to detect amplified nucleic ...
... these culture chambers produce cell yields in ... range and are useful alternatives to multiple ... mechanical • strength and structural integrity • ... Certified nonpyrogenic and sterilized by gamma irradiation, ...
BD BioCoat Collagen IV 150 mm Culture Dishes...
Gridded Cell Culture Petri Dish (20 mm molded in base), tissue-culture treated...
Biology Products: