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Persistent Leatherback Turtle Migrations Present Opportunities for Conservation

  • George L Shillinger,

    Affiliation: Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, Pacific Grove, California, United States of America

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  • Daniel M Palacios,

    Affiliations: Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America, NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC/Environmental Research Division, Pacific Grove, California, United States of America

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  • Helen Bailey,

    Affiliation: NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC/Environmental Research Division, Pacific Grove, California, United States of America

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  • Steven J Bograd,

    Affiliation: NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC/Environmental Research Division, Pacific Grove, California, United States of America

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  • Alan M Swithenbank,

    Affiliation: Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, Pacific Grove, California, United States of America

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  • Philippe Gaspar,

    Affiliation: Collecte Localisation Satellites, Direction Océanographie Spatiale, Ramonville, France

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  • Bryan P Wallace,

    Affiliation: Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

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  • James R Spotila,

    Affiliation: Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Frank V Paladino,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Rotney Piedra,

    Affiliation: Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas, Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía, San José, Costa Rica

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  • Scott A Eckert,

    Affiliation: Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Barbara A Block mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: bblock@stanford.edu

    Affiliation: Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, Pacific Grove, California, United States of America

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  • Published: July 15, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060171
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

George L Shillinger, Alan M Swithenbank, Barbara A Block
Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, Pacific Grove, California, United States of America
Daniel M Palacios
Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Daniel M Palacios, Helen Bailey, Steven J Bograd
NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC/Environmental Research Division, Pacific Grove, California, United States of America
Philippe Gaspar
Collecte Localisation Satellites, Direction Océanographie Spatiale, Ramonville, France
Bryan P Wallace
Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
James R Spotila
Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Frank V Paladino
Department of Biology, Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America
Rotney Piedra
Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas, Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía, San José, Costa Rica
Scott A Eckert
Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: bblock@stanford.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

GLS, JRS, FVP, SAE, and BAB conceived and designed the experiments. GLS, BPW, JRS, FVP, RP, and BAB performed the experiments. GLS, DMP, HB, SJB, AMS, and PG analyzed the data. GLS, DMP, HB, SJB, AMS, PG, BPW, SAE, and BAB contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. GLS, DMP, HB, SJB, and BPW wrote the paper. DMP led the oceanographic analysis.