33rd International Sea Turtle Symposium
2-8, February 2013
Baltimore, MD

Conference Abstracts

Duran, N. and Dunbar, S.G. Do Hatchling Swimming Patterns Matter When it Comes to Predation? 33rd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 2-8 February, 2013. Baltimore, MD. See abstract PDF here. See poster PDF here.

Duran, N., and Dunbar, S.G. Influence of Tidal Currents on Offshore Migrations and Survival of Sea Turtle Hatchlings Released From the Gulf of Fonseca, Honduras. 33rd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 2-8 February, 2013. Baltimore, MD. See abstract PDF here. See poster PDF here.

Dunbar, S.G., Dunbar, S.S., Chapman, C., Vodhanel, S., Canwell, C., Plaker, S., Church, C.A., Leggit, V.L., Zumwalt, J., Rosspencer, E., Bayardo, L., Friedman, M., Huey, L., Parker, R.L., Delgado, G., Cruzado, R., Salinas, L., and Zelaya, N. The ProTECTOR - GHIU - SIMS Partnership: A Multidisciplinary Approach; Saving Turtles, Helping People. 33rd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 2-8 February, 2013. Baltimore, MD. See abstract PDF here. See poster PDF here.

Tan, A.L., Dunbar, S.G., Baumbach, D., Cunningham, A., Damazo, L.E., Reeve, R.E., Lindsay, K., and Salinas, L. 700 Hours on Nesting Beaches: ProTECTOR Volunteering Efforts in Honduras. 33rd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 2-8 February, 2013. Baltimore, MD. See abstract PDF here. See poster PDF here.

Reeve, R.E., Baumbach, D.S., Damazo, L.E., Dunbar, S.G., Tan, A.L., Cunningham, A., Randazzo, A., and Salinas, L. Profiles of Protected Area Nesting Beaches at Pumpkin Hill and Cuero Y Salado Wildlife Refuge, Honduras. 33rd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 2-8 February, 2013. Baltimore, MD. See abstract PDF here.

Damazo, L.E., and Dunbar, S.G. Tracking Nesting Hawksbills "Chel" and "Ginger" from the Bay Islands, Honduras. 33rd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 2-8 February, 2013. Baltimore, MD. See abstract PDF here. See poster PDF here.

 

Conference Pictures

  Steve Dunbar   Lindsey Damazo
  Stephen Dunbar with one of the ProTECTOR posters on display at the general poster session.   Here, Lindsay Eggers Damazo shows off the satellite tagging project she completed in Utila during the summer of 2012.
       
  Amy Tan
Robyn Reeve
  One of the ProTECTOR projects in 2012 was to characterize nesting habitat at Cuero Y Salado Wildlife Refuge, along the north coast of Honduras. Amy Tan presented these data on one of the other ProTECTOR posters.   Robyn Reeve presented the beach characteristics of a Hawksbill nesting beach on Utila. this project was a sister project with the Cuero Y Salado nesting habitat characterization project.
       

The WIDECAST annual meeting with presentations on sea turtle research throughout the wider Caribbean. The general poster session attracted many visitors to the conference to see the latest advances in sea turtle research from around the world.
   
  Linda Searle
Julia Azanza Ricard (L), Ingrid Yañez (C) and another Latin American Colleague enjoying one of the poster presentations    
     
Steve Dunbar
 
Steve with Joanna Alfaro-Shigueto (center) and some of her colleagues.   The view of the harbor from Steve's hotel room window.
     
Steve Dunbar
The White House Steve had the chance to visit the White House while touring around Washington, DC.
A view of the old historic part of downtown Baltimore. The Baltimore Aquarium was just across the harbor from the conference venue.
     
 
A Ship Representing the History of the Harbor in Baltimore, MD. Capitol Building in Washington, DC, on a cold, snowy evening.
   
Capitol Building in Washington, DC during the day. The sea turtle Toxochelys sp. skeletal anatomy from the late cretaceous period.
   
   

 

 

 

 
 

 

   
   
 

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