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Crude oil as a stranding cause among loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Canary Islands, Spain (1998-2011).
J Wildl Dis. 2013 Jul; 49(3):637-40.JW

Abstract

We report the number of strandings caused by crude oil among loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Canary Islands between 1998 and 2011 and analyze the impact of the designation of the Canary Islands as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) in 2005. Among 1,679 stranded loggerhead turtles, 52 turtles stranded due to crude oil (3.1%). The survival rate of the turtles stranded by crude oil was 88%. All turtles that died because of crude oil stranding had signs of ingestion of crude oil and lesions, included esophageal impaction, necrotizing gastroenteritis, necrotizing hepatitis, and tubulonephrosis. The number of strandings caused by crude oil after 2005 was significantly lower than it was before 2006. We show that the designation of the Canary Islands as a PSSA in 2005 by the International Maritime Organization was associated with a reduction of sea turtle strandings caused by crude oil.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Veterinary Faculty, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Trasmontana s/n, 35416 Arucas, Las Palmas, Spain.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23778613

Citation

Camacho, María, et al. "Crude Oil as a Stranding Cause Among Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta Caretta) in the Canary Islands, Spain (1998-2011)." Journal of Wildlife Diseases, vol. 49, no. 3, 2013, pp. 637-40.
Camacho M, Calabuig P, Luzardo OP, et al. Crude oil as a stranding cause among loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Canary Islands, Spain (1998-2011). J Wildl Dis. 2013;49(3):637-40.
Camacho, M., Calabuig, P., Luzardo, O. P., Boada, L. D., Zumbado, M., & Orós, J. (2013). Crude oil as a stranding cause among loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Canary Islands, Spain (1998-2011). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 49(3), 637-40. https://doi.org/10.7589/2012-03-093
Camacho M, et al. Crude Oil as a Stranding Cause Among Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta Caretta) in the Canary Islands, Spain (1998-2011). J Wildl Dis. 2013;49(3):637-40. PubMed PMID: 23778613.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Crude oil as a stranding cause among loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Canary Islands, Spain (1998-2011). AU - Camacho,María, AU - Calabuig,Pascual, AU - Luzardo,Octavio P, AU - Boada,Luis D, AU - Zumbado,Manuel, AU - Orós,Jorge, PY - 2013/6/20/entrez PY - 2013/6/20/pubmed PY - 2013/9/7/medline KW - Caretta caretta KW - Particularly Sensitive Sea Area KW - crude oil KW - loggerhead KW - sea turtle SP - 637 EP - 40 JF - Journal of wildlife diseases JO - J Wildl Dis VL - 49 IS - 3 N2 - We report the number of strandings caused by crude oil among loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Canary Islands between 1998 and 2011 and analyze the impact of the designation of the Canary Islands as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) in 2005. Among 1,679 stranded loggerhead turtles, 52 turtles stranded due to crude oil (3.1%). The survival rate of the turtles stranded by crude oil was 88%. All turtles that died because of crude oil stranding had signs of ingestion of crude oil and lesions, included esophageal impaction, necrotizing gastroenteritis, necrotizing hepatitis, and tubulonephrosis. The number of strandings caused by crude oil after 2005 was significantly lower than it was before 2006. We show that the designation of the Canary Islands as a PSSA in 2005 by the International Maritime Organization was associated with a reduction of sea turtle strandings caused by crude oil. SN - 1943-3700 UR - http://bjp.sagepub.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23778613/Crude_oil_as_a_stranding_cause_among_loggerhead_sea_turtles__Caretta_caretta__in_the_Canary_Islands_Spain__1998_2011__ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -