Food color and marine turtle feeding behavior: Can blue bait reduce turtle bycatch in commercial fisheries?

Authors: 

Swimmer, Y., R. Arauz, B. Higgins, L. McNaughton, M. McCracken, J. Ballestero, and R. Brill.

Year: 

2005

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Marine Ecology Progress Series

Volume (Issue #): 

295

Page #s: 

273-278
Summary: 

Although effective with captive loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and Kemp˙s ridley (Lepiochelys kempii) sea turtles, blue dyed bait is not effective in reducing olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) and green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) bycatch in longline fisheries in Costa Rica.