Novel Research Techniques Provide New Insights to the Sea Turtle Life Cycle

  • Maria Ângela MarcovaldiEmail author
  • Alexsandro S. Santos
  • Paulo H. Lara
  • Milagros López-Mendilaharsu
Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 22)


The recent increase in the knowledge of the complex life cycle of sea turtles in the world has been possible by the use of novel technologies, such as satellite telemetry and molecular analyses. These technological advances have also provided the opportunity to assess future impacts of climate change. In this chapter, you will find a brief description of these techniques and an overview of the most relevant results obtained through scientific research of sea turtles in Brazil.


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  • Maria Ângela Marcovaldi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alexsandro S. Santos
    • 1
  • Paulo H. Lara
    • 1
  • Milagros López-Mendilaharsu
    • 1
  1. 1.Fundação Pró Tamar, Rua Rubens GuelliSalvadorBrazil

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