Effects of chemicals from longline baits on the biting behaviour of loggerhead sea turtles

Authors: 

Piovano, S., A. Farcomeni, and C. Giacoma

Year: 

2012

Journal/Publisher Name: 

African Journal of Marine Science

Contact information: 

susanna.piovano@gmail.com
Summary: 

The biting behaviour of the loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta, a high bycatch species by longling fishing gear, was studied on 30 wild specimens held temporarily at rescue centers. Chemicals from squid baits elicited significantly more biting behaviour than those from mackerel baits.