The Importance of Sea Turtle Stranding and Bycatch Study in Taiwan
Coastal sea turtle stranding and fisheries bycatch is a
common phenomenon worldwide and a burning issue in marine conservation.
The habitat diversity in the nearshore waters of Taiwan is very high.
Thus, the marine biodiversity is also high, and attract all five
species of sea turtle to live or forage there. The nearshore waters
also receive tons of anthropogenic debris from both land and sea,
result in many sea turtles stranded each year. In addition, the coastal
fisheries also bycatch many sea turtles. These information is very
important for the coastal management, and receive little attention.
This is the first long-term study of sea turtle stranding and fisheries
bycatch in Taiwan. It also provides important demographic information
such as species composition, spatial and temporal distribution etc. in
the nearshore waters of Taiwan.
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