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The dwindling numbers of leatherback turtles are signalling a threat to biodiversity in the oceans. A mathematical model based on our assessment of a once large leatherback population predicts that unsustainable adult mortality, apparently due to human fishing activity, will soon drive this population to extinction.
Leatherback turtle · Dermochelys coriacea · Reproductive schedule · El Niño–La Niña ·
Biodiversity | Biology | Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Evolution | Other Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Population Biology
Frank V. Paladino (2000).
Pacific leatherback turtles face extinction Fisheries can help avert the alarming decline in population of these ancient reptiles. NATURE.405 (2000), 529-530. London, England: www.nature.com.