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1 May 2007 Leatherback Turtles in Vanuatu
George Petro, Francis R. Hickey, Kenneth Mackay
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Leatherback turtles, Dermochelys coriacea, have not previously been reported nesting in Vanuatu. A review of archival data, unpublished reports, interviews with key informants from coastal communities, and a nesting beach survey indicates that leatherback nesting occurs on a number of islands, including Pentecost, Ambrym, Malakula, Epi, and Efate. Leatherbacks are opportunistically consumed in some areas, particularly Malakula, where 5 have been reported killed in the past 7 years.

George Petro, Francis R. Hickey, and Kenneth Mackay "Leatherback Turtles in Vanuatu," Chelonian Conservation and Biology 6(1), 135-137, (1 May 2007).[135:LTIV]2.0.CO;2
Received: 4 October 2004; Accepted: 1 October 2006; Published: 1 May 2007
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