Estimation of survival rates and abundance of green turtles along the U.S. West Coast

Metadata Updated: February 2, 2017

To determine abundance and survival rates of the east Pacific green turtles in the northern most foraging grounds, the turtle research groups at SWFSC have been conducting the capture-mark-recapture study for over 20 years. Estimates of these parameters for 1990-2009 were provided in a paper in 2010 (Eguchi et al. 2010 Herpetologica). We continue to conduct the capture-mark-recapture study to improve and update the estimates. Since April 2013, 9 field trips were made to San Diego Bay and 13 green turtles were caught, of which six were captured for the first time. Since March 2013, five trips were made to the Long Beach area and 12 green turtles were caught, all of which were captured for the first time. We plan to use these data in the future to estimate survival rates and abundances at these foraging areas. Combined with the hormone analysis, which also was supported through this funding, we will attempt to estimate sex-specific survival rates for these northern most and industrialized foraging areas.

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Metadata Date February 24, 2016
Metadata Created Date March 7, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 2, 2017
Reference Date(s) 2010 (publication)
Frequency Of Update annually

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 24, 2016
Metadata Created Date March 7, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 2, 2017
Reference Date(s) 2010 (publication)
Responsible Party Southwest Fisheries Science Center (Point of Contact)
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Temporal Extent Begin 2013-03

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