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Species

Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)

Threats

  • Accidental entanglement in fishing gear
  • Degradation of nesting beaches (light pollution, noise pollution, coastal development, beach furniture)
  • Marine pollution
  • Climate change
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Green turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Threats

  • Accidental entanglement in fishing gear
  • Degradation of nesting beaches and shrinking space available for nesting
  • Sea pollution
  • Climate change
  • Capture for exploitation (meat, body parts)
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Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis)

Threats

  • Entanglement in fishing gear
  • Lack of prey due to overfishing
  • Ship strikes
  • Climate change
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Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus)

Threats

  • Tangling in fishing gear
  • Food shortage due to overfishing
  • Collision with boats
  • Climate change
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Cuvier’s beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris)

Threats

  • Underwater noise
  • Lack of prey due to overfishing
  • Ship strikes
  • Climate change
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Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)

Threats

  • By catch
  • Lack of prey due to overfishing
  • Climate change
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Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus)

Threats

  • Habitat degradation and destruction
  • Lack of prey due to overfishing
  • Deliberate killing
  • Entanglement in fishing gear
  • Pollution
  • Climate change
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Yelkouan Shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan)

Threats:

  • Accidental entanglement in fishing gear
  • Hunting by alien predators
  • Degradation of colonies
  • Marine pollution
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