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Melissa Berube: Master's Degree student. Graduated 2010


Home range and foraging ecology of juvenile hawksbill sea turtles of Roatan, Honduras

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Berube, M., Dunbar, S. G., Rützler, K., and Hayes, W.K. 2012.Home range of juvenile hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles on inshore reefs of Roatan, Honduras. Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 11(1): 33 - 43. Link to PDF here

Melissa was a MS student working on sea turtle research in Roatan, Honduras. She investigated the home ranges and habitat characteristics of juvenile hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) by tracking them through radio telemetry. Her work is an important componant of the Turtle Awareness and Protection Studies (TAPS) program under the Protective Turtle Ecology Center for Training, Outreach and Research, Inc. (ProTECTOR). She was also involved with education outreach and local community capacity-building in regards to new conservation measures for all sea turtle species fond in Honduras.









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