Sea Turtle Observations at Explosive Removals of Energy Structures

Gitschlag, Gregg R. and Herczeg, Bryan A. (1994) Sea Turtle Observations at Explosive Removals of Energy Structures. Marine Fisheries Review, 56(2), pp. 1-8.

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Abstract

Observers were placed at offshore sites to monitor and protect sea turtles during explosive removals of oil and gas structures in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana and Texas. Data collected during more than 6,500 hours of monitoring at 106 structure removals in 1992 provided information on sea turtle distribution. Eighteen individuals were observed including 10 loggerheads, 2 leatherbacks, 1 hawksbill, and 5 unidentified sea turtles. The observation rate (individuals per monitoring hour) of sea turtles was about 30 times higher during aerial surveys than during day or night suiface surveys.

Item Type: Article
Title: Sea Turtle Observations at Explosive Removals of Energy Structures
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Gitschlag, Gregg R.
Herczeg, Bryan A.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 56
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 1-8
Date: 1994
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Conservation
Fisheries
Management
Item ID: 9852
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 15:44
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 15:44
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9852

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