[Coral-List] turtle info request on coral-list
Abigail1 at wanadoo.fr
Sat Jun 5 16:05:10 EDT 2004
I know your query is not directly coral related but we have been working on coral reef ecosystems and sea turtles have inevitably become a part of our conservation concerns in this context. So I am posting this to the list in case it is usefull to other members also. Sorry I can't help re sponges.
Re turtles, I suggest you look at the following websites:
and the IOBIS SEAMAP site, sorry don't have URL handy.
>From these you should get plenty of leads.
You could also subscribe to the cturtle list:
CTURTLE-request at LISTS.UFL.EDU <CTURTLE-request at LISTS.UFL.EDU>
with subject/body: Subscribe CTURTLE Digest YOUR NAME
If you still can't find the info you need I could give you some personal contacts to try.
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 15:41:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: mjnewman at ucsd.edu
Subject: [Coral-List] sponge area/biomass and turtle ranges
To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
<566126.96.36.199.165.1086388885.squirrel at acs-webmail.ucsd.edu>
Dear coral listers,
I have two questions that I hope somebody can help me with.
1) I am looking for a rough (even a range) estimate of the percent cover
of reef area by sponges (all types) and perhaps even a biomass estimate
for the amount of sponges per reef area.
2) I am also looking for information on the range of hawksbill and/or
green turtles in terms of their foraging areas (what areas they tend to
cover except for migrations to nesting beaches). I know this is not
directly coral related, but perhaps somebody could steer me in the right
Thank you for your time.
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