The NOAA-NMFS Pacific Islands Research Office has just released an exhaustive review of green turtle (Chelonia mydas) nesting sites and legislation throughout Oceania. MTSG member Irene Kinan-Kelly is among the authors of this valuable 52-page publication, titled Green Turtle Nesting Sites and Sea Turtle Legislation throughout Oceania (PDF). The publication provides a “synthesis of 189 Pacific green turtle nesting locations, nesting assemblage characteristics where available, and current national legislation,” complete with a number of useful maps. A PDF is available for free at the links above and below, and hard copies may be requested from PIRO.
Full Citation: Maison, K.A., Kinan-Kelly, I. and K.P. Frutchey. 2010. Green Turtle Nesting Sites and Sea Turtle Legislation throughout Oceania. U.S. Dep. Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum. NMFS-F/SPO-110, 52 pp. Download PDF.