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Loggerheads in the Adriatic Sea
Contact: Luschi, Paolo

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The aim of this project is to investigate the movements performed by loggerhead turtles in the Adriatic sea. The Adriatic sea is home to a quite large number of turtles, especially loggerheads, representing one of the best feeding areas within the Mediterranean Sea. Both juveniles and adult loggerheads frequent this area, and are thought to perform seasonal migrations, especially in response to changes in environmental parameters (especially temperature).

Biology > Reptiles
Marine/Coastal, Satellite tracking, Telemetry, MED, Adriatic Sea, Testudines

Geographical coverage
MED, Adriatic Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
3 November 2004 - 31 August 2010

Taxonomic coverage
Testudines [WoRMS]

University of Pisa; Department of Biology; Islameta Groupdata provider
University of Pisa
Luschi, Paolo
Coyne, Michael

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Based on this dataset
Luschi, P. et al. (2013). Long-term tracking of adult loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean Sea. J. Herpetol. 47(2): 227-231.
Mencacci, R. et al. (2006). Movements of a male loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) tracked by satellite in the Adriatic Sea, in: Zuffi, M.A.L. (Ed.) (2006). Societas herpetologica italica. Atti del V congresso nazionale, Calci (Pisa), 29 settembre-3 ottobre 2004. pp. 167-172

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2014-01-15
Information last updated: 2014-01-15
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