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Inside view of the Rhodin Center - Ngaparou- Senegal

The Rhodin Center Breeding & Outreach

Turtles are the vertebrates under the greatest threat worldwide. Among the approximately 320 extant turtle species, the species occurring in Africa have been especially hard hit. Africa is now considered the continent where Eunotosaurus africanus the oldest known ancestor of the chelonian order (all turtles),...Read More

Large dead female Chelonia mydas (Green Sea Turtle)

Sea Turtle Mortality Assessment

Senegalese coastline waters are a well known migratory hub for different species of sea turtles (Godley et al. 2003). All of the following species have been documented and are known to occur in the region: Chelonia mydas, Caretta caretta, Lepidochelys olivacea, and Dermochelys coriacea. However,...Read More


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