Wednesday, September 22, 2004

PAPER - Komodo Dragons

Here's an EXCELLENT paper by Tim S. Jessop and colleagues about the Komodo Dragon. Specifically, the "Distribution, use and selection of nest type by Komodo Dragons".
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We report the abundance, patterns of distribution and physical characteristics of Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) nests
on Komodo Island in Indonesia. A total of 46 Komodo dragon nesting sites were identified, of these 26 nests were considered active
for the 2002/2003 season. The distribution of nests coincided with large coastal valleys in northern Komodo Island.

Also, here's a 2002 Progress Report on Komodo National Park.