Abstract

There is a paucity of information on the presence and nesting of green turtles, Chelonia mydas, in Kuwait, and known nesting habitats have been altered in recent years. Through beach monitoring and satellite telemetry, we determined that green turtle nesting is now limited to Qaru Island with 1–5 turtles nesting annually and that foraging habitats occur along the northern shore of Failaka Island (n  =  2 turtles) and coastal region of central Saudi Arabia (n  =  1 turtle). Foraging habitat in Kuwait overlaps with a coastal trap-fishery, raising concerns for the conservation of this depleted population.

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