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Aldabra

an island group in the Indian Ocean: part of the British Indian Ocean Territory (1965--76); now administratively part of the Seychelles
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The biology of tropicbirds at Aldabra Atoll, Indian Ocean.
Local Hatching success Fledging success Fernando de Noronha 40.5%, n = 42 35.3% n = 42 (This study) Puerto Rico 42.0-55.9%, n = 69-34 79.0%, n = 26 (Schaffner, 1991) Ascension Island 48.1%, n = 821 63.0%, n = 395 (Stonehouse, 1962) Cousin Island 61.2%, n = 273 58.8%, n = 167 (Phillips, 1987) Aldabra Atoll (Diamond, 1975) Cocos-Keeling Islands (Gibson-Hill, 1950) Local Egg length (mm) Egg width (mm) Fernando de Noronha 54.4 [+ or -] 2.1 38.1 [+ or -] 1.9 (This study) Puerto Rico (Schaffner, 1991) Ascension Island (Stonehouse, 1962) Cousin Island (Phillips, 1987) Aldabra Atoll 53.2 [+ or -] 3.3 39.0 [+ or -] 1.7 (Diamond, 1975) Cocos-Keeling Islands 53 37-39 (Gibson-Hill, 1950)
Caption: Officials have voted to use gigantea as part of the species name describing the iconic giant tortoises of the Aldabra Atoll in the Indian Ocean.
At Aldabra Atoll, Indian Ocean, Stevens (1984) found that males mature at about 239 cm TL and females at about 216 cm TL.
Visitors on a long stay often plan an island hop, taking in Praslin - home of the Vallee de Mai Unesco World Heritage Site - or Aldabra Atoll, which is closer to Madagascar than Mahe and is home to unique birds, marine life and giant tortoises.
Three giant tortoises from the Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles are being taught "positive reinforcement" by keepers at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, in Devon.