Year 2019, Volume 8 , Issue 2, Pages 36 - 39 2019-12-31

First Observation of Loggerhead Sea Turtle Caretta caretta (Linnaeus 1758) Around the Shipwreck Used as an Artificial Reef in the Coasts of Gokceada Island, North Aegean Sea

Sinan KOCABAŞ [1] , Deniz ACARLI [2]

In this study, loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta (Linnaeus 1758) was observed for the first time around the shipwreck of coast guard boat in Ördek Yalağı located at Gökceada Island, North Aegean Sea. The shipwreck is at a depth of 24.8 m. The loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta was recorded exactly on the ground and 2 m away from the ship on the shore side of the ship. In this study, Caretta caretta was recorded for the first time in this water depth and around a shipwreck that was used as an artificial reef for Turkish waters.

Artificial Reef, Caretta caretta, Gokceada, Shipwreck, Visual Census
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Primary Language en
Subjects Marine and Freshwater Biology
Journal Section Research Article

Orcid: 0000-0002-0496-5315
Author: Sinan KOCABAŞ (Primary Author)

Orcid: 0000-0001-8537-9969
Author: Deniz ACARLI
Country: Turkey

Thanks The authors would like to thank to Mehmet Maden for his help during diving. This paper covers a part of the first author’s master thesis.

Application Date : June 24, 2019
Acceptance Date : August 7, 2019
Publication Date : December 31, 2019

APA Kocabaş, S , Acarlı, D . (2019). First Observation of Loggerhead Sea Turtle Caretta caretta (Linnaeus 1758) Around the Shipwreck Used as an Artificial Reef in the Coasts of Gokceada Island, North Aegean Sea . Marine Science and Technology Bulletin , 8 (2) , 36-39 . DOI: 10.33714/masteb.581725