Recent Nesting Record of Female Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas), at Pamban, Gulf of Mannar

Venkatesan, V and Kalidas, C (2014) Recent Nesting Record of Female Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas), at Pamban, Gulf of Mannar. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 6 (4). pp. 414-416.

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    Abstract

    A female green turtle was sighted at Pamban along the Gulf of Mannar just after the nesting on the beach on 15th January 2011. Morphometric measurements of the turtle were taken and data suggests that this individual is adult. A total number of laid eggs were 109. The distance between the nesting site and the high tide line was found to be 7 m. The depth and diameter of the nesting pit was 52 and 16 cm, whereas the mean egg diameter and weight were found to be 44.3 mm and 40.5 g respectively. Pamban coast may also be considered an important place for nesting, because of the continuous mixing of waters of GOM and Palk Bay areas, which in turn create current patterns continuously throughout the year in addition to the monsoon season. Conservation of nesting habitat along Gulf of Mannar will be important to maintain the green turtle population.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: endangered species, laid eggs, morphometrics, nesting habitat
    Subjects: Marine Turtle
    Marine Fisheries > Conservation
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mandapam
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2018 10:16
    Last Modified: 26 Dec 2018 10:16
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/13278

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