Ocurrence of Leatherback Sea Turtles (Dermochelys
coriacea) off the Pacific Coast of Canada, 1931-2009.
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
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.
Four species of sea turtles nest along the 307 km Salvadoran coastline (in order of decreasing abundance): olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea [Eschscholtz]), green (Chelonia mydas [L.]), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata [L.]), and leatherback (Dermochelys
coriacea [Vandelli]), which combined lay approximately 9,000 to 13,000 egg clutches per year in El Salvador (Vasquez et al.
Herrera-Pavon told us that in addition to the presence of Caretta caretta, Chelonia mydas, and Eretmochelys imbricata, [greater than or equal to] 1 individual of Dermochelys
coriacea had been captured, and other individuals observed, in the past in the Banco Chinchorro BR.
Sea turtles in the Guajira region are traditionally captured, consumed and marketed by the indigenous Wayuu fishermen who catch three main species for consumption and trade: green turtles (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) and possibly leatherback turtle (Dermochelys
KARACHI -- Another rare Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys
coriacea) which accidently enmeshed in fishing net at Gwadar was released under supervision of WWFPakistan staff.
Five important turtle species; green turtle (Chelonia mydas) olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) and leatherback turtle (Dermochelys
coriacea) have been reported in the Indian Ocean .
En Venezuela se encuentran cinco de las ocho especies de tortugas marinas reconocidas a nivel mundial: tortuga carey (Eretmochelys imbricata), tortuga verde (Chelonia mydas), tortuga caguama (Caretta caretta), tortuga guaragua o mani (Lepidochelys olivacea) y tortuga cardon (Dermochelys