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Research Article

Resource Requirements of the Pacific Leatherback Turtle Population

  • T. Todd Jones mail,

    Todd.Jones@noaa.gov

    Affiliations: Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, NOAA Fisheries, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Brian L. Bostrom,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Mervin D. Hastings,

    Affiliations: Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Conservation and Fisheries Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour, Government of the British Virgin Islands, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

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  • Kyle S. Van Houtan,

    Affiliations: NOAA Fisheries, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Daniel Pauly,

    Affiliation: Sea Around Us Project, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • David R. Jones

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Published: October 05, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045447

About the Authors

T. Todd Jones, Brian L. Bostrom, Mervin D. Hastings, David R. Jones
Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
T. Todd Jones, Kyle S. Van Houtan
NOAA Fisheries, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Mervin D. Hastings
Conservation and Fisheries Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour, Government of the British Virgin Islands, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Kyle S. Van Houtan
Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Daniel Pauly
Sea Around Us Project, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: Todd.Jones@noaa.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TTJ BLB MDH DP DRJ. Performed the experiments: TTJ BLB MH. Analyzed the data: TTJ BLB KSVH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KSVH DP DRJ. Wrote the paper: TTJ.