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.
A leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea
) was found dead off the shores of Balatan town in Camarines Sur province on Thursday morning.
Salmonella enterica prevalence in leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea
) in St.
Ocurrence of Leatherback Sea Turtles (Dermochelys coriacea
) off the Pacific Coast of Canada, 1931-2009.
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.
The populations of the leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea
), the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), and the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) are considered Critically Endangered, while the populations of the green turtle and the olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) are considered Endangered and Vulnerable, respectively.
Leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea
) live mostly in the water, and travel long distances worldwide in their migrations, making them vulnerable to being caught in fishing nets as bycatch.
ramsayi (>200 cm) with other large gelativores, namely, leatherback sea turtles, Dermochelys coriacea
. Migration studies have revealed markedly different foraging behaviors and recovery rates for Pacific and Atlantic leatherback populations with Pacific populations faring worse than those in the Atlantic.
In Mexico, PROFEPA has been fighting an uphill battle to protect the seven species of endangered or threatened turtles that inhabit the country's territorial waters: The lora (Lepidochelys kempii or Kemp's ridley), the laud (Dermochelys coriacea
or leatherback), the golfina (Lepidochelys olivacea or olive ridley), the caguama (Caretta caretta or loggerhead), the carey (Eretmochelys imbricata or hawk's bill), the blanca, and the prieta.