|of principal||of females||number||in U.S.||United|
|Loggerhead, No. Subpop.||No. FL - No. NC||>7,800||3,700||Decreasing||T||3|
|Loggerhead, So. FL Subpop.||Central FL - SW FL||Unknown||40,000||Increasing||T||3|
|Loggerhead, FL Pan. Subpop.||FL Panhandle||Unknown||350||Unknown||T||3|
|Leatherback||FL, USVI, PR||Unknown||160||Stable||E||6|
|Olive ridley||Mexico, Costa Rica||Unknown||350,000||Increasing||T||10|
|Leatherback||Mexico, Costa Rica||Unknown||985||Decreasing||E||11|
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service. Our Living Oceans, Report on the Status of U.S. Living Marine Resources, 1999, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-F/SPO-41 (GPO, Washington, DC, 1999).
Notes: (1) Sea turtles in the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific regions originate from populations in the United States and foreign countries. (2) E = Listed as Endangered under the Endangered Species Act. T = Listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. (3) Estimated total number of females nesting annually based on 4.1 nests per female per year and a 2.5 remigration interval. (4) Average number of females nesting annually based on 3.5 nests per female per year. (5) Number of females nesting in 1997 based on 2.5 nests per female per year. (6) Average number of females nesting annually based on 5.3 nests per female per year for 1993-1997 for Florida, Sandy Point (USVI), and Culebra Island (PR). FL = Florida. USVI = U.S. Virgin Islands. PR = Puerto Rico. (7) Average number of females nesting annually based on 4.5 nests per female per year for 1994-1998 for Mona Island (PR). Nesting also occurs at other PR and USVI beaches. (8) Estimate of current nesting population is an aggregate of 1995 survey results for principal nesting beaches. (9) Estimate of total Hawaiian nesting population is based on doubling the estimate of nesters at East Island in 1997. Despite growth in nesting population concern remains over the increasing incidence of fibropapillomatosis. The trend in the nesting population in Mexico is decreasing. (10) Estimated number of nesters at La Escobilla beach, Oaxaca, Mexico, in 1996. Nesting also occurs at other beaches in Mexico and in Costa Rica. (11) Current nesting population estimate is for Mexico only, and based on an estimated 5,222 nests on principal nesting beaches in 1996. (12) Current nesting population estimate for Hawaii is based surveys through 1997 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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