DoE Turtle Publications

molecularEcologyThe following DoE publications relate to the biology and conservation of Cayman Islands marine turtles:

Echternacht, AC, Burton FJ and Blumenthal JM (2011) The amphibians and reptiles of the Cayman Islands: conservation issues in the face of invasions, pp. 129-147 in: Hailey, A., B.S. Wilson and J.A. Horrocks, eds, Conservation of Caribbean Island Herpetofaunas, Vol. 1, Conservation Biology and the Wider Caribbean. Brill, Leiden.

Blumenthal JM, Austin TJ, Bothwell JB, Broderick AC, Ebanks-Petrie G, Olynik JR, Orr MF, Solomon JL, Witt MJ, Godley BJ. (2010) Life in (and out of) the lagoon: insights into movements of green turtles using time depth recorders. Aquatic Biology.

Blumenthal JM, Abreu-Grobois A, Austin TJ, Broderick AC, Bruford MW, Coyne MS, Ebanks-Petrie G, Formia A, Meylan PA, Meylan AB, Godley BJ (2009) Turtle groups or turtle soup: patterns of dispersal of hawksbill turtles in the Caribbean. Molecular Ecology 18, 441-4853.

Blumenthal JM , Austin TJ, Bell CD, Bothwell JB, Broderick AC,Ebanks-Petrie G, Gibb JA, Luke KE, Olynik JR, Orr MF, Solomon JL, Godley BJ (2009) Ecology of hawksbill turtles Eretmochelys imbricata in a western Caribbean foraging area. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 8:1-10.

Blumenthal JM, Austin TJ, Bothwell JB, Broderick AC, Ebanks-Petrie G, Olynik JR, Orr MF, Solomon JL, Witt MJ, Godley BJ (2009) Diving behaviour and movements of juvenile hawksbill turtles Eretmochelys imbricata on a Caribbean coral reef. Coral Reefs. 28(55-65).

Bell CD, Blumenthal JM, Broderick AC, Godley BJ (2009) Investigating potential for depensation in marine turtles: How low can you go? Conservation Biology 24(1):226-235.

Bell CD, Blumenthal JM, Austin TJ, Ebanks-Petrie G, Broderick AC, Godley BJ (2008). Harnessing recreational divers for the collection of sea turtle data around the Cayman Islands. Tourism in Marine Environments 5(4): 245-257.

Godley BJ, Blumenthal JM, Broderick AC, Coyne MS, Godfrey MH, Hawkes LA, Witt MJ (2008) Satellite tracking of sea turtles: Where have we been and where do we go next? Endangered Species Research 4:3-22.

Bell C, Solomon JL, Blumenthal JM, Austin TJ, Ebanks-Petrie G, Broderick AC, Godley BJ (2007) Monitoring and conservation of critically reduced marine turtle nesting populations: lessons from the Cayman Islands. Animal Conservation. 10:39-47.

Blumenthal JM, Solomon JL, Bell CD, Austin TJ, Ebanks-Petrie G, Coyne MS, Broderick AC, Godley BJ (2006) Satellite tracking highlights the need for international cooperation in marine turtle management. Endangered Species Research 2: 51-61.

Bell CD, Blumenthal JM, Austin TJ, Solomon JL, Ebanks-Petrie G, Broderick AC, Godley BJ (2006) Traditional Caymanian fishery may impede local marine turtle population recovery. Endangered Species Research 2: 63-69.

Bell CDL, Parsons J, Austin TJ, Broderick AC, Ebanks-Petrie G, and Godley BJ (2005) Some of them came home: the Cayman Turtle Farm headstarting project for the green turtle Chelonia mydas. Oryx 39(2): 137-148.

Aiken JJ, Godley BJ, Broderick AC, Austin TJ, Ebanks-Petrie G, and Hays GC (2001) Two hundred years after a commercial marine turtle fishery: the current status of marine turtles nesting in the Cayman Islands. Oryx, 352, 145–151.