oa South African Journal of Wildlife Research - 24-month delayed open access - A leatherback turtle stranding at Danger Point, Gansbaai, South Africa - : short communication

Volume 42, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2410-7220
  • E-ISSN: 2410-8200



A dead, mature male leatherback turtle was sighted at Danger Point, Gansbaai on South Africa's southwest coast. Leatherback turtle sightings are rare along this coastline although the site lies between two areas of known aggregation; a tropical breeding area to the east and the highly productive Benguela upwelling ecosystem foraging area to the west.

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