Loss of Critically Endangered Hawksbill Turtle nesting beach at EGA facility, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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D. Adhavan
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3635-958X

Abstract

The beach in front of the Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) facility has historically been visited by turtles and extensively used for nesting. The present study reveals the beach is not anymore conducive for sea turtle due to natural and climate change impacts.  

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Adhavan, D. 2020. Loss of Critically Endangered Hawksbill Turtle nesting beach at EGA facility, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 5 (Apr. 2020), 15668–15670. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.5274.12.5.15668-15670.
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Author Biography

D. Adhavan, Center for Climate Change Studies, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Semmancheri, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600119, India.

Project Scientis

Dept. of Endangered Species (Marine Biology)

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