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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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Research on the populations of juvenile sea turtles utilize the Chesapeake Bay as a summer foraging area has been pursued by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) since 1979. The largest part of the funding for our studies has come from National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in the form of· student fellowship grants with recent substantial contributions also by the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries Commission and VIMS. This report is a summary of studies carried out through 1983. It consists of sections analyzing telemetry, conventional tagging, mortalities, fishing conflicts, population description and abundance.


Sea turtles -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)



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