Chelonia mydas and Caretta caretta nesting activity along the Mauritanian coast

  • Published source details Hama F.L., Dyc C., Bilal A.S.O., Wagne M.M., Mullie W., Sidaty Z.E.A.O. & Fretey J. (2018) Chelonia mydas and Caretta caretta nesting activity along the Mauritanian coast. Salamandra (English 2005+), 54, 45-55.


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Relocate nests/eggs to a hatchery: Sea turtles

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Reptile Conservation
  1. Relocate nests/eggs to a hatchery: Sea turtles

    A study in 2011 on a sandy beach in Mauritius (Hama et al. 2018) found that moving a green turtle Chelonia mydas nest to an on-beach fenced enclosure resulted in most eggs hatching and hatchlings reaching the sea. In total, 26 turtles hatched from 36 eggs, of which 23 were released and reached the sea (three hatchlings were predated by ghost crabs Ocypode cursor). The nest was located as part of a survey and eggs were placed into a 3 x 3 m fenced enclosure in the same formation as they had been found in.

    (Summarised by: Katie Sainsbury)

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