Conference Abstracts

Damazo, L.E., Dunbar, S.G. Incubation temperature effects from metabolic heat and thermal inertia in Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) nests on Utila, Honduras. 34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 10-17 April, 2014. New Orleans, LA. USA.

Damazo, L. E. and Dunbar, S. G. First Account and Description of a Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) Nesting Beach in Caribbean Honduras. 34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 10-17 April, 2014. New Orleans, LA. USA. Poster PDF here.

Duran, N., and Dunbar, S.G. Influence of time of release to avoid the tidal backward movement in the offshore migration of the hatchlings at Punta Raton, Honduras. 34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 10-17 April, 2014. New Orleans, LA. USA. Poster PDF here.

Duran, N., and Dunbar, S. G. Comparison of semi-natural with hatchery nests at Punta Raton, Honduras. 34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 10-17 April, 2014. New Orleans, LA. USA. Poster PDF here.

Wingers, N. and Dunbar, S. G. Preliminary Results of Mitochondrial DNA Sampling From Hawksbill Turtles in a Foraging Ground Off Roatan, Honduras. 34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 10-17 April, 2014. New Orleans, LA. USA. Poster PDF here.

Sung, K. Cole, L., and Dunbar, S. G. Effect of Beach Pollution on Eretmochelys imbricata Hatchlings Initial Offshore Migration Time. 34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 10-17 April, 2014. New Orleans, LA. USA. Poster PDF here.

 

Conference Pictures

       
  ProTECTOR Group   Liesl Cole and Kyungje Sung Poster
  Liesl Cole, Kyungje Sung, Noel Wingers, Lindsey Damazo and Steve Dunbar represented ProTECTOR this year at the 34th ISTS.   One of the five ProTECTOR posters was presented by Liesl Cole and Kyungje Sung with their work on pollution impacts on nesting beaches.
       
  Lindsey Damazo Poster   Lindsey Damazo Oral Presentation
  Lindsey Damazo displays her poster of Hawksbill nesting beach characterization in Utila, Honduras.   Our work on Hawksbill nesting ecology in Utila was presented as an oral paper by Lindsey.
       
  Noel Wingers Poster   BICA Utila Poster
  Results of recent genetic analyses on foraging Hawksbills in Roatan, Honduras were presented in this poster by Noel Wingers.   A poster presented by BICA Utila on the return of Hawksbills 20 years after being released as hatchlings.
       
  Steve Dunbar and Duran Poster   Steve Dunbar and Duran Tidal Poster
  Steve Dunbar presented a poster by Noemi Duran demonstrating tidal influence on hatchling movements after release from nesting beach hatcheries.   Dunbar discussing Duran's poster with a colleague from Mexico.
       
  Kyungje Sung, Liesl Cole, and Steve Dunbar poster   Steve Dunbar and Duran Poster
  Steve Dunbar joins Kyungje and Liesl for a picture in front of their poster.   Another poster by Duran and Dunbar with results from a study comparing swimming and running ability of Olive-Ridley hatchlings from semi-natural verses hatchery nests from Punta Raton in the Gulf of Fonseca, Honduras.
       
  New Orleans Street   Steve Dunbar and Students Eating
  A common street scene in New Orleans.   Steve Dunbar having lunch with his students.
   
 
  Cortes, Dunbar, Sifuentes and Gomez   Dunbar and Suzanne Livingstone
  Adriana Cortes, Steve Dunbar, Itzel Sifuentes and Patsy Gomez.   In this picture, Steve Dunbar is with Suzanne Livingstone, an environmental consultant with The Biodiversity Consultancy.
       
  Beasley and company   Jean Beasley and Steve Dunbar
  Jean Beasley and other participants at the conference.   Jean Beasley and Steve Dunbar share the same mission to save sea turtles.
       
  Jesse Senko   Jesse Senko and Steve Dunbar
  Jesse Senko telling one of his great field research stories demonstrating hilarious ingenuity.   PhD student at Arizona State University, Jesse Senko, and Steve Dunbar enjoy catching up with each other each year at the ISTS.
       
  Ray Carthy   Yakup Kaska and Matthew Godfrey
  ISTS awards banquet is always a great opportunity to socialize with turtle people. Here, Ray Carthy, past Sea Turtle Society President, enjoys a few minutes with other researchers, while Jack Fraser (with hat) chats with Cynthia Legueux.   Here, current Sea Turtle Society President, Yakup Kaska discusses with Matthew Godfrey the 35th ISTS to be held in his home country of Turkey in 2015.
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

 

 

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