Abstract

We described aspects of spatial distribution, composition, and seasonality of sea turtle species stranded in the Rio Grande do Norte and Ceará States Basin (“Potiguar Basin”), northeastern Brazil, during a 7-yr period (between 2010 and 2016) and evaluated aspects related to anthropogenic impact. Our results revealed the occurrence of the 5 sea turtle species found in Brazil, and Chelonia mydas corresponded to the majority of the reported strandings.

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