The British Herpetological Society

The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.

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pdf 05. The presence of the green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas, in the Adriatic Sea


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Authors: Bojan Lazar, Paolo Casale, Nikola Tvrtković , Valter Kožul, Pero Tutman, And Nikša Glavić

Abstract: We collated and reviewed data on the green turtle in the Adriatic Sea from our own records museum collections, and published literature. Results show overlap of records and cases of misidentification of large loggerheads as green turtles. Currently there have been twelve green turtles recorded in the Adriatic Sea. The majority of records refer to juveniles with a carapace length of 28-40 cm, recovered in the southern Adriatic. It is possible that this region contains pelagic habitats for the green turtle. It is therefore important to educate fishermen along the southern Adriatic coasts to identify and report recoveries of this endangered species.

Keywords: by-catch, chelonian, marine habitats, Mediterranean

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