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Acta Biológica Colombiana

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Abstract

GAVIO, Brigitte  and  SANTOS-MARTINEZ, Adriana. FLOATING Sargassum IN SERRANILLA BANK, CARIBBEAN COLOMBIA, MAY JEOPARDIZE THE RACE TO THE OCEAN OF BABY SEA TURTLES. Acta biol.Colomb. [online]. 2018, vol.23, n.3, pp.311-314. ISSN 0120-548X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/abc.v23n3.68113.

We report for the first time great quantities of floating Sargassum to Serranilla Bank, in the Central Caribbean. The island is an important nesting site for sea turtles, and by the time the Sargassum wave arrived, the baby turtles were disclosing. Due to the thick mat of Sargassum along the beach, the baby turtles may have troubles to reach the ocean.

Keywords : baby turtles; floating Sargassum; nesting site.

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