Green turtles are monitored using acoustic telemetry to investigate their spatial ecology in San Diego Bay, a highly urbanized coastal environment that serves as a year-round foraging area for this endangered species. The project will characterize both when and where turtles occur throughout the Bay in order to identify critical habitat, as well as to assess the potential for overlap between turtle habitat use and human activities. Ultimately, the goals of this study are to guide management and conservation efforts of this endangered species both in San Diego Bay and in other impacted coastal environments.
For more information:
- Madrak et al. 2016. Characterizing response of east Pacific green turtles to changing temperatures: using acoustic telemetry in a highly urbanized environment
- McDonald et al. 2016. Comparing stakeholder perceptions with empirical outcomes from negotiated rulemaking policies: Is participant satisfaction a proxy for policy success?
- MacDonald et al. 2013. Fine scale diel movement of the east Pacific green turtle, Chelonia mydas, in a highly urbanized foraging environment
- MacDonald et al. 2012. Home ranges of East Pacific green turtles Chelonia mydas in a highly urbanized temperate foraging ground