Navigation Links
Sea turtles benefiting from protected areas
Date:5/13/2013

nder 'protected' status. The ultimate goal is to help managers understand where these endangered turtles are spending their time both during the breeding period and then when they are at feeding areas. Given that worldwide declines in seagrasses one of the most important habitats they rely on for food has already been documented, this type of data is critical for managers," said Hart.

The team learned about the turtle's habitat needs during the nesting season by using ATRIS, a georeferenced, underwater camera system developed by the USGS to collect over 195,000 seafloor images. Researchers surveyed the areas frequented by turtles within Dry Tortugas National Park by photographing the seafloor in a series of parallel lines totaling 70 kilometers (over 43 miles). Using a habitat map derived from those images, they found that the turtles most commonly used shallow seagrass beds and degraded coral reefs that have been overgrown by a mixed assemblage of other organisms, such as sea fans, sponges, and fire coral.

"Our synergistic approach of combining satellite telemetry data with an extensive habitat map proved to be an effective way to find out exactly what habitats these nesting turtles were using in the Park," said Dave Zawada, a USGS research oceanographer and co-author on the study.

The Dry Tortugas' population made shorter migrations than that typically seen among other green turtle populations around the world; this was only the second published study showing green turtles taking up residence at feeding grounds located quite near their breeding grounds.

"We hope to keep pushing the frontier of what is known about in-water sea turtle habitat use, as this type of scientific information is vital for understanding whether conservation measures are effective," said Hart.

The study, "Habitat use of breeding green turtles Chelonia mydas tagged in Dry Tortugas National Park: Making use of local and regional MPAs," was publish
'/>"/>

Contact: Kristin Hart
kristen_hart@usgs.gov
954-236-1067
United States Geological Survey
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Sea turtles inspire beach-walking robot
2. New study shows continued decline in the last remaining stronghold for leatherback sea turtles
3. Rising heat at the beach threatens largest sea turtles, climate change models show
4. Freeing loggerhead turtles comes at a price
5. Global effort launched to save turtles from extinction
6. Marine Protected Areas are keeping turtles safe
7. Protected wildlife areas are welcome mats for UKs bird newcomers
8. Researchers question evaluation methods for protected areas in the Amazon
9. 2 new marine protected areas created on Argentinas southern coasts
10. New insight into double-protected dance of cell division
11. Fighting GM crop vandalism with a government-protected research site
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/31/2014)... discovered that ,good, cholesterol is turned ,bad, by a ... was found to damage ,good, HDL cholesterol, which removes ... , Low levels of HDL, High Density Lipoprotein, are ... MG being common in the elderly and those with ... from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and published in ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... from the last 19 years reveals that fresh water from ... Antarctica to rise by 2cm more than the global average ... the rapid rise in sea-level by studying satellite scans of ... , The melting of the Antarctic ice sheet ... excess of around 350 gigatonnes of freshwater to the surrounding ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, ... Health Science Center at San Antonio, have found another ... rodent, the naked mole rat. , They reported ... rats protects and alters the activity of the proteasome, ... The factor also protects proteasome function in human, mouse ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Sugar substance 'kills' good HDL cholesterol, new research finds 2Factor in naked mole rat's cells enhances protein integrity 2
... are substantially more different genetically than humans living on ... PLoS Genetics . The study suggests that genomics ... chimpanzee conservation, with the potential to identify the population ... of a sample of bush meat. Common ...
... shapes and sizes. Scientists have discovered simple rules that control leaf ... computer model able to accurately emulate leaf growth from a bud. ... same rate," said lead author Samantha Fox from the John Innes ... like a bud, not flat with a pointed tip." By ...
... the peas please! How often do we hear our children ... Prevention,s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System survey of adolescents, only 21% ... vegetables per day. So not very many children are asking ... other methods to get their children to eat their vegetables. ...
Cached Biology News:Nearby chimpanzee populations show much greater genetic diversity than distant human populations 2Nearby chimpanzee populations show much greater genetic diversity than distant human populations 3First model of how buds grow into leaves 2Should we play hide-and-go-seek with our children's vegetables? 2Should we play hide-and-go-seek with our children's vegetables? 3
(Date:8/28/2014)... , Aug. 28, 2014  Next month, executives from clinical ... key industry events beginning with Patient-Centered Clinical Trials 2014 ... Boston , September 4-5. Patient recruitment experts ... Aaron Fleishman will share insights on the benefits ... variety of tactics – from media to mobile apps – ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 Sterlitech is proud to announce ... its stable of products . These additional ... and include membrane filters with surface charges. ... demand for our membrane process testing equipment, and correspondingly, ... sheet membranes,” explains Sterlitech President Mark Spatz. “The ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Exciting new work by a Florida State University research ... can take your temperature, emit white light, and convert ... molecule looks like a butterfly. , Biwu Ma, associate ... in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, created the molecule ... continued to discover that his creation has many other ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Woodstock, Vt. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... microbiology testing around the world is available from ... industrial diagnostics companies. “ Industrial Microbiology Market Review, ... the Industrial Market ” (IMMR—4) tracks and compares ... in in North America, Europe and Asia, and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:BBK Worldwide Leads Sessions at Key September Events 2Sterlitech Corporation Enhances Its Selection of Flat Sheet Membrane Filters 2Novel 'butterfly' molecule could build new sensors, photoenergy conversion devices 22 Billion Industrial Microbiology Tests Conducted for Product Quality and Safety Worldwide 22 Billion Industrial Microbiology Tests Conducted for Product Quality and Safety Worldwide 3
... Beckman Coulter,s Worldwide Position in Clinical Chemistry- ... Chemistry and Automation Broaden Global Opportunity, Increase ... of Beckman Coulter,s Immunoassay Products into Olympus, ... Transaction Expected to be Accretive to Non-GAAP ...
... Martin (NYSE: LMT ) has partnered with ... energy sector. As part of the corporation,s commitment to tackling ... research and development projects at Penn State in ... Lockheed Martin - Penn State collaboration will focus ...
... Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: PBIO ) ... EdgeWater Research Partners, Micro/Small-Cap Investor Conference to be held ... on Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Mr. Richard T. ... PBI Chairman, will give a corporate overview at 10:35 ...
Cached Biology Technology:Beckman Coulter to Acquire Lab-Based Diagnostics Business From Olympus Corporation 2Beckman Coulter to Acquire Lab-Based Diagnostics Business From Olympus Corporation 3Beckman Coulter to Acquire Lab-Based Diagnostics Business From Olympus Corporation 4Beckman Coulter to Acquire Lab-Based Diagnostics Business From Olympus Corporation 5Beckman Coulter to Acquire Lab-Based Diagnostics Business From Olympus Corporation 6Lockheed Martin Invests in Smart Grid Research and Development at Penn State University 2Pressure BioSciences, Inc. to Present at the EdgeWater Research Partners' Spring 2009 Micro/Small-Cap Investor Conference 2
Rabbit polyclonal to MDM2 (phospho S185) ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 4193 SwissProtID: Q00987...
Anti-ADAM-12 (Meltrin Alpha); carboxy terminal end; rabbit host...
Chaps Cell Extract Buffer can be used to lyse cells under nondenaturing conditions and is recommendedfor the preparation of cell lysates to be used with our caspase signaling pathway antibodies...
Mouse monoclonal [1Q17] to TGE Virus peplomer ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
Biology Products: