Influence of sea turtle nesting on hunting behavior and movements of jaguars in the dry forest of northwest Costa Rica

Victor Montalvo, Todd K. Fuller, Carolina Saénz-Bolaños, Juan Carlos Cruz, Isabel Hagnauer, Hansell Herrera & Eduardo Carrillo
Jaguars (Panthera onca) are opportunistic predators that prey on large profitable prey items, such sea turtles at nesting beaches. Here we use jaguar and sea turtle track count surveys, combined with satellite telemetry of one jaguar, to evaluate whether jaguar hunting behavior and movements are influenced by seasonal sea turtle nesting in the Sector Santa Rosa of Área de Conservación Guanacaste in northwest Costa Rica. We used Generalized Linear Models to evaluate the effect of...
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