Although global change is negatively affecting endangered sea turtles, populations are decreasing at a rate faster than research and conservation efforts. We propose here a contribution to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery by mining a database collected in long-term field research/conservation sites. By organizing and analyzing a 5-yr data set from the Pacuare Reserve in Costa Rica, we were able detect yearly and seasonal patterns in turtle size and nesting behaviour. We propose future paths to continue recording these variables and explore potential links to climate change.

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