Study of the incidence of decompression sickness in trawl incidentally captured marine turtles

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Study of the incidence of decompression sickness in trawl incidentally captured marine turtles

Location: Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil

Year of activities: 2016-2018

Funding: Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program – NOAA

Collaborators: NEMA Association, Brazil; Oceanográfic Foundation Valencia; NOAA

Description: Research on board a trawl fishing vessel off Southern Brazil to study the incidence of decompression sickness in incidentally captured marine turtles, to evaluate its evolution over the first two hours using neurological exams and blood analysis, and to find out the post-release mortality attaching satellite tags to released animals.

SubmonStudy of the incidence of decompression sickness in trawl incidentally captured marine turtles