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1 May 2006 Status of Marine Turtles in the Gulf of Mannar, India
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Lepidochelys olivacea was the most frequent sea turtle documented in the Gulf of Mannar during 2000–2001, whereas during the 1970s it was Chelonia mydas. Reduction in overall proportions of C. mydas and its size classes is attributed to exploitation of eggs, turtles, and incidental catch in fishing gear.

Subramanian Bhupathy and Shanmugam Saravanan "Status of Marine Turtles in the Gulf of Mannar, India," Chelonian Conservation and Biology 5(1), 139-141, (1 May 2006). https://doi.org/10.2744/1071-8443(2006)5[139:SOMTIT]2.0.CO;2
Received: 19 December 2001; Accepted: 1 September 2003; Published: 1 May 2006
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