Effects of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami on Sea Turtle Populations in Sri Lanka

Jedediah Brodie, M. Sanjayan, Ravi Corea, Olga Helmy, Champa Amarasiri

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Abstract

Little is known about the impact of the Indian Ocean tsunami on wildlife populations. Five species of sea turtle nest on the beaches of southern Sri Lanka; initial reports after the tsunami revealed damage to nesting beaches, hatcheries, and adult foraging habitat. We show that, in the year after the tsunami, the number of adult females returning to nesting beaches at Bundala National Park remained almost unchanged from previous years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-251
Number of pages3
JournalChelonian Conservation and Biology
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2008

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