Azores_marine_turtles

Latest version published by Universidade dos Açores on Mar 30, 2021 Universidade dos Açores

Sea turtles are the best-known and more widespread marine reptiles. However, information on their distribution and the occurrence of most species, except for nesting beaches, remains scarce and sporadic, depending on sightings from fishing vessels, tourist activities and occurrences in coastal areas as well as fishing bycatch. Since the last updated species’ list for the Azores (Santos et al, 2010), no new species’ record was known for Azorean waters, until October 2020, with the confirmed sighting of an Olive Ridley, Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829) (Barcelos et al. 2021). After that, in February 2021, a second individual was found stranded on Pico Island, already in an advanced state of decomposition. This increased the number of species present in Azores EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) to six out of the seven extant worldwide. The remaining one, Natator depressus (Garman, 1880), is native to the Indo-pacific (see Red List Standards & Petitions Subcommittee, 1996).

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Barcelos L M D, Barreiros J B, Barreiros J P (2021): Azores_marine_turtles. v1.2. Universidade dos Açores. Dataset/Checklist. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=azores_marine_turtles&v=1.2

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Keywords

Checklist; Azores; Marine turtles; Reptilia

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Luis M D Barcelos
PhD student
Universidade dos Açores - Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e do Ambiente and Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes - Azorean Biodiversity Group R. Capitão João d'Ávila 9700-042 PT
João Bernardo Barreiros
BSc Student
Universidade dos Açores - Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e do Ambiente and Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes - Azorean Biodiversity Group R. Capitão João d'Ávila 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo PT
João Pedro Barreiros
Assistant Professor with Habilitation
Universidade dos Açores - Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e do Ambiente and Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes - Azorean Biodiversity Group R. Capitão João d'Ávila 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo PT
http://www.gba.uac.pt/quem/ver.php?id=77

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Luis M D Barcelos
PhD student
Universidade dos Açores - Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e do Ambiente and Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes - Azorean Biodiversity Group R. Capitão João d'Ávila 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo PT

Who filled in the metadata:

Luis M D Barcelos
PhD student
Azorean Biodiversity Group, University of the Azores PT
João Bernardo Barreiros
BSc Student
Universidade dos Açores - Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e do Ambiente and Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes - Azorean Biodiversity Group R. Capitão João d'Ávila 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo PT
João Pedro Barreiros
Assistant Professor with Habilitation
Universidade dos Açores - Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e do Ambiente and Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes - Azorean Biodiversity Group R. Capitão João d'Ávila 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo PT
http://www.gba.uac.pt/quem/ver.php?id=77

Who else was associated with the resource:

Author
Luis MD Barcelos
PhD student
Azorean Biodiversity Group, University of the Azores R. Capitão João d'Ávila 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo PT
Author
João Pedro Barreiros
Assistant Professor with Habilitation
Universidade dos Açores - Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e do Ambiente and Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes - Azorean Biodiversity Group R. Capitão João d'Ávila 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo PT
http://www.gba.uac.pt/quem/ver.php?id=77
Author
João Bernardo Barreiros
BSc Student
Universidade dos Açores - Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e do Ambiente and Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes - Azorean Biodiversity Group R. Capitão João d'Ávila 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo PT

Geographic Coverage

Azores Exclusive Economic Zone

Bounding Coordinates South West [33.586, -35.586], North East [43.065, -20.599]

Taxonomic Coverage

Checklist of the marine turtles that occur in the Azorean EEZ.

Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Chordata
Class  Reptilia
Order  Testudines
Suborder  Cryptodira
Family  Dermochelyidae,  Cheloniidae
Genus  Dermochelys,  Lepidochelys,  Eretmochelys,  Chelonia,  Caretta

Project Data

Summary: The Azorean Biodiversity Portal E-Infrastructure was approved by FCT for the National Research Infrastructure in the Roadmap. The approval of Azorean Biodiversity Portal by the Portuguese E-Infrastructure Roadmap, will guarantee financial support between 2019 and 2021 and the improvement of the Portal and new products. This is quite an important achievement for this regional Biodiversity Portal. The Azorean Biodiversity Portal (ABP) is a key e-infrastructure for the integrated management of biodiversity data of the Azores, providing a large number of specialized services supporting research, policy and education. The evaluators considered that the submitted proposal lists some significant policy integration opportunities with Azorean government using the portal as part of its conservation activities for protected areas, as well as for the sustainable management of biodiversity relating to agriculture, forestry and fisheries. This was the first Biodiversity Portal in Portugal, starting in 2008, and the only one which provides easy access to island biodiversity data. ABP is currently recognized as a valuable outreach, management and conservation tool for all who work in science and protection of biodiversity. The 3000 visits per day, the numerous international scientific collaborations, resulting in publications and academic thesis, and the connection with other prestigious databases demonstrate the Portal’s scientific quality as well as its general appeal. This project initiated in 2008 under the leadership of researchers from the Azorean Biodiversity Group (CITA_A) based in the Dep. of Agrarian Sciences in Terceira Island and included also the collaboration with researchers from the CIBIO-Azores based in the Dep. Biology of the Univ of Azores and more recently researchers from IMAR-DOP in Horta. In this moment the Portal is being funded by Azorean Science Ministry (project ATLANTISMAR). The main ABP action lines are to: - improve the informatics system of the e-infrastructure to allow complex queries and improve user-friendliness - guarantee a rigorous classification for every species, providing updated comprehensive checklists, ensuring accuracy on the compilation of biogeographical information; this is the backbone of the Portal and all its products and services - provide innovative biodiversity analytical tools for both researchers and community members and invite them to contribute data to the Portal, establishing effective science communication.

Title AZORESBIOPORTAL - PORBIOTA
Identifier AZORESBIOPORTAL - PORBIOTA
Funding Funding Institutions: Azores PO 2020 - ACORES-01-0145-FEDER-000072 TOTAL BUDGET: 299. 901,83€ EU Support: 254. 916, 56€ This project was financed by FEDER in 85% and by Azorean Public funds by 15% through Operational Program Azores 2020. This work is also funded by FEDER funds through the COMPETE 2020 Programme and National Funds through FCT - Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology under the Research Infrastructure PORBIOTA - Portuguese E-Infrastructure for Information and Research on Biodiversity, project number POCI-01-0145-FEDER-022127.
Study Area Description Azores Archipelago
Design Description Accumulated records and literature review.

The personnel involved in the project:

Metadata Provider
Luis MD Barcelos
Principal Investigator
Paulo Borges

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Santos M A, Martins H R, Santos R S (2010): Reptilia. In: A List of the Terrestrial and Marine Biota from the Azores, p. 344. Borges P A V, Costa A, Cunha R, Gabriel R, Gonçalves V, Martins A F, et al., Eds, Cascais, Portugal, Principia Editora.
  2. Barcelos L M D, Michielsen G, Sérgio B, Oliveira S, Barreiros J P (2021). First record of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829), in the Azores Islands, northeastern Atlantic Ocean (Testudines, Cheloniidae). Herpetology Notes, 14: 371-373.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=azores_marine_turtles