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Sea turtle tagging in the Naval Base Guam Area
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    Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (U.S.) ; Naval Operating Base (Guam) ;
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    "Naval Base Guam is responsible for the management and conservation of threatened and endangered species on Department of Navy (DoN) lands on Guam, including the DoN submerged lands around the island. Green turtles (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) are known to use habitat in the near shore waters on DoN submerged lands, and both species have past nesting activity on beaches on Naval Base Guam. Currently there is very limited information on the distribution, abundance, and habitat use of federally protected species on DoN lands on Guam. The lack of this information limits management actions to protect sea turtles and assess potential impacts from proposed actions in DoN submerged lands. This project will provide information to address these concerns, meet requirements specifically identified in the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (Sikes Act), and maintain compliance with federal requirements (e.g., Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Protection Act). The overall objective of this project is to collect field data that will enable the DoN and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to better understand the distribution and habitat use of sea turtles on DoN submerged lands, including Apra Harbor"--Background. [doi:10.7289/V5/DR-PIFSC-17-026 (https://doi.org/10.7289/V5/DR-PIFSC-17-026)]

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    Funding: NMFS PIFSC; contract number: NMFS-PIC-14-004-0001-000.;
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