Ocean Data Viewer

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  • Global Distribution of Sea Turtle Nesting Sites
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  • Description

  • This dataset shows the known locations of sea turtle nesting sites, for all seven species: hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Kemp’s ridley turtle (Lepidochelys kempii), leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), green turtle (Chelonia mydas), loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), and flatback turtle (Natator depressus).

    This dataset is no longer being maintained and must be used with caution.

  • Turtle nesting odv legend
  • Citation

  • UNEP-WCMC (1999). Global distribution of sea turtle nesting sites (ver 1.1). Cambridge (UK): UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Data DOI: https://doi.org/10.34892/1731-mc59