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1 December 2008 Effects of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami on Sea Turtle Populations in Sri Lanka
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Little is known about the impact of the Indian Ocean tsunami on wildlife populations. Five species of sea turtle nest on the beaches of southern Sri Lanka; initial reports after the tsunami revealed damage to nesting beaches, hatcheries, and adult foraging habitat. We show that, in the year after the tsunami, the number of adult females returning to nesting beaches at Bundala National Park remained almost unchanged from previous years.

Jedediah Brodie, M. Sanjayan, Ravi Corea, Olga Helmy, and Champa Amarasiri "Effects of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami on Sea Turtle Populations in Sri Lanka," Chelonian Conservation and Biology 7(2), 249-251, (1 December 2008). https://doi.org/10.2744/CCB-0695.1
Received: 11 April 2007; Accepted: 1 February 2008; Published: 1 December 2008
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