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1 June 2015 First Documented Evidence of a Rookery of the Critically Endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) in North East Tobago
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In the context of declining global hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) populations, the wider Caribbean region is of global conservation importance. This study compiles and presents previously unpublished sea turtle nesting-activity data for North East Tobago (11°19′13.53″N, −060°33′1.57″E) and reports the results of the first comprehensive survey of sea turtle nesting beaches at this southern Caribbean site. The results of this study quantify a previously undocumented, regionally important rookery for the globally critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle, consisting of untagged reproductive females.

© 2015 Chelonian Research Foundation
Grant Walker and Keith William Gibson "First Documented Evidence of a Rookery of the Critically Endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) in North East Tobago," Chelonian Conservation and Biology 14(1), 95-99, (1 June 2015). https://doi.org/10.2744/ccab-14-01-95-99.1
Received: 27 April 2014; Accepted: 1 September 2014; Published: 1 June 2015
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