About the Area
Selected species include the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Olive Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), West African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis), sardine (Sardinops ocellata), pilchard (Sardina pilchardus), Spanish sardine (Sardinella aurita), horse mackerel (Tracharus sp.), hake (Merluccius spp.), and the breeding humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae).
Problems include overfishing, urban development, runoff as a product of soil erosion, release of agrochemical products, sewage discharge, and oil pollution.
Eastern Atlantic Ocean off the northwestern coast of Africa