Rarest sea turtle in the world – paper published!

Kemp’s ridleys are an extremely endangered sea turtle species. They are the rarest in the world in fact, and live right on our doorstep in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Figure from Ecology and Evolution paper

Understanding where these turtles spend time and what threats they face in those areas is an important step for any efforts to help their cause.

With 13 years of satellite-tracking data, which is the longest data set ever analyzed for this species, we located hotspots of activity and discussed conservation issues in our paper Foraging area fidelity for Kemp’s ridleys in the Gulf of Mexico published in the journal Ecology and Evolution.

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It’s a very exciting paper, open access (so free to read), and you can find it here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.594/full

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