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Post doctoral researcher in working in West Africa #SeaTurtle #MarineConservation #ClimateChange #Populationdynamics

MARE-ISPA & Exeter Marine
Joined December 2012
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@arcpatricio
Rita_Patricio
3 days ago
🚨 new paper on Sex-Specific Migration Distance in Green #Seaturtles 🌊🐢 🚨 RT 🙌👍 @ispamedia @MARE_centre @ExeterMarine @ibapgbissau @PNBancarguin funding: @MavaFdn @prcmarine @BecariosFLC
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@arcpatricio
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2 days ago
Who never? 😂😂 The Bijagós archipelago has a massive intertidal…30 min into low tide can mean a stranded boat…for several hours! #seaturtle 🌊🐢fieldwork fails 🤷🏼‍♀️ ⁦ @ibapgbissau ⁩ ⁦ @Atlant_Migrants
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Martin Beal
3 days ago
The study is restricted access, so don't hesitate to contact me for a copy!
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Martin Beal
3 days ago
7/7 This study is part of ongoing work on sea turtle ecology and conservation in West Africa Thanks to all our partners at @ibapgbissau @AissaRegalla and at the Parc National du Banc d'Arguin and funders @MavaFdn @FundlaCaixa @fct_pt
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Martin Beal
3 days ago
6/7 🌟BONUS🌟 One female we tracked revealed that not all turtles breeding on Poilão migrate northwards, as she travelled a total 1800 km to forage in Ghana!
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Martin Beal
3 days ago
5/7 The explanation for sex-based differences in migration distance remain elusive. Further insight might come from looking at how these patterns vary relative to the timing of female receptiveness, body size and growth 🦾 📸 @arcpatricio #timingiseverything #timeisseagrass
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Martin Beal
3 days ago
4/7 Might the sexes use different foraging habitats, and thereby migrate to different places? Nope! All males tracked thru migration foraged close to areas known to be used by females of this population during foraging #DifferentSexSameFood
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Martin Beal
3 days ago
3/7 After breeding, both sexes migrate to foraging grounds 🍲🌱 Males migrated on average much shorter distances than females, similar to what has been seen in loggerheads🐢 So why might males migrate shorter distances? #whoknows @CatryPaulo
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Martin Beal
3 days ago
2/7 During breeding, males attempt to find receptive females in the vicinity of breeding beaches🏖️ Tracks during the mating period showed that males may remain near one nesting site or visit several sites @JulieMestre2 #MatingSeason
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Martin Beal
3 days ago
1/7 Much of what we know about sea turtle movement comes from 🛰️ tracked females. We tracked both ♂️+♀️ green turtles🐢 in the Bijagós Archipelago of #GuineaBissau to compare how the sexes move 📸 @arcpatricio Full text: @RSocPublishing @ispamedia
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Beques Fundació ”la Caixa”
5 days ago
🐢 Portuguese biologist @arcpatricio @MARE_centre has always had a strong connection to the sea and marine life. In our latest blog post, the #laCaixaFoundFellows explains how she turned her passion into a career.⤵️
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Fi Coveney
2 months ago
How are sea #turtles connected across the oceans?🐢 For my @MarineVertsMSc @ExeterMarine thesis I'm analysing green turtle DNA with @arcpatricio and @evaevodevo to look at population #genetics across the Atlantic Ocean🧬 Check out this video to find out why this is important!
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Phil Doherty
16 days ago
Great first few days of @UoEFieldAzores - #whale watching, tail fluke ID, and plastic sampling with @EmilyDuncan34
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Rita_Patricio
19 days ago
Another page of our booklet to communicate research results on #seaturtles in West Africa - on green turtle fibropapillomatosis in West Africa, published here: @prcmarine @ispa @MARE_centre @ExeterMarine @BecariosFLC @ibapgbissau @PNBancarguin @MavaFdn
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Rita_Patricio
a month ago
And we show all the research results on West Africa #seaturtles 🐢🌊through simples messages, using infographics, short texts and cool photos! @BecariosFLC @ispamedia
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