Genetic composition of foraging populations of the vulnerable marine turtle Chelonia mydas in eastern Australia

  • FITZSIMMONS, Nancy, (CI)

    Project: Other

    Description

    This project will use genetic markers to characterise populations of the vulnerable marine turtle, Chelonia mydas, found in foraging grounds along the eastern Australia coast. We will determine the orgins of the turtles that spend most of their life within Australia waters, but make breeding migrations to distant areas where they were born. This information is critical to conservation efforts because it will enable an estimation of risk to the populations due to breeding migations, paticularly to areas of high harvesting pressure. Results of this study will be used to support national and international negotiations for the conservation of migratory marine turtle populations.
    Short titleGenetic composition of foraging populations of the
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date21/07/0321/07/04