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Migratory corridors of adult female Kemp’s ridley turtles in the Gulf of Mexico

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Shaver, D.J., Hart, K.M., Fujisaki, I., Rubio, C., Sartain-Iverson, A.R., Pena, J., Gamez, D.G., Miron, R.d.J.G.D., Burchfield, P.M., Martinez, H.J., and Ortiz, J., 2016, Migratory corridors of adult female Kemp’s ridley turtles in the Gulf of Mexico : Biological Conservation, v. 194, p. 158-167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2015.12.014.

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For many marine species, locations of migratory pathways are not well defined. We used satellite telemetry and switching state-space modeling (SSM) to define the migratory corridor used by Kemp's ridley turtles (Lepidochelys kempii) in the Gulf of Mexico. The turtles were tagged after nesting at Padre Island National Seashore, Texas, USA from 1997 to 2014 (PAIS; n = 80); Rancho Nuevo, Tamaulipas, Mexico from 2010 to 2011 (RN; n = 14); Tecolutla, Veracruz, Mexico from 2012 to 2013 (VC; n = 13); and Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA during 2012 (GS; n = 1). The migratory corridor lies in nearshore Gulf of Mexico waters in the USA and Mexico with mean water depth of 26 m and a mean distance of 20 km from the nearest mainland coast. Migration [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.12.014
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