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1 December 2015 A Review of the Demographic Features of Hawaiian Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas)
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This review summarizes all existing data and knowledge of the demographic variables and their stochasticity of Hawaiian green turtles. The population numbers roughly 4000 breeding females today, having rebounded from its near extinction in the early 1970s, with most of the nesting restricted to French Frigate Shoals in the remote and geologically ancient Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. A timeline is provided of the scientific monitoring for this population and associated data streams relating to morphometrics, maturity, nest dynamics, sex ratio, as well as population growth and viability.

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George H. Balazs, Kyle S. Van Houtan, Stacy A. Hargrove, Shandell M. Brunson, and Shawn K. K. Murakawa "A Review of the Demographic Features of Hawaiian Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas)," Chelonian Conservation and Biology 14(2), (1 December 2015). https://doi.org/10.2744/CCB-1172.1
Received: 25 June 2015; Accepted: 21 July 2015; Published: 1 December 2015
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