In addition to these marine mammals, the bottom trawl vessels also report anecdotally 17 bycatch marine turtles (i.e., five green Chelonia mydas, nine loggerhead Caretta caretta, and three leatherback turtles Dermochelys
coriacea) during the study period.
A 500-kilogram leatherback turtle (Dermochelys
coricea) was accidentally entangled in a fisherman's net Thursday morning in Balatan town in Camarines Sur province.
Nonie Enolva, spokesperson of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Bicol said that the leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys
coriacea) is the largest among all living turtles and considered vulnerable due to decreasing population.
Salmonella enterica prevalence in leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys
coriacea) in St.
Leatherback Sea Turtles (Dermochelys
eoriacea) are also known along the entire British Columbia coastline and offshore, north to the Gulf of Alaska (Matsuda and others 2006; McAlpine and others 2007; Spaven and others 2009).
Historically, options for reducing bycatch in the DGN fishery have primarily focused on gear modifications (i.e., acoustic pingers, extended surface suspenders) and the use of seasonal closures to reduce spatial overlap with sensitive species (i.e., leatherback sea turtles, Dermochelys
coriacea; Carretta et al., 2004; Martin et al., 2015; Eguchi et al., 2016).
Period: June 2012-December 2016 Order Family Species Records Mammals Cingulata Dasypodidae Dasypus novemcinctus (1) 1 Didelphimorphia Didelphidae Didelphis marsupialis (1) 1 Philander opossum 1 Perissodactyla Tapiridae Tapirus bairdii (2) 1 Reptiles Testudines Cheloniidae Chelonia mydas 1330 Eretmochelys imbricata 20 Caretta caretta 1 Dermochelyidae Dermochelys
coriacea 19 Birds Pelicaniformes Unknown Unknown 1 1.
NYT Syndicate The mystery behind a dramatic fall in the number of leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys
coriacea) hatchlings in the US Virgin Islands remains unsolved, despite the latest efforts of researchers.
Digenea of the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys
coriacea) from Puerto Rico.