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Investigating the potential impacts of climate change on a marine turtle population
The lack of a demonstrable increase in AT in North Carolina in recent decades coupled with primary sex ratios that are not highly biased means that the male offspring from North Carolina could play an increasingly important role in the future viability of the loggerhead sea turtle in the Western Atlantic. Expand
Fidelity and over-wintering of sea turtles
High levels of fidelity and the relatively discrete nature of the home ranges demonstrate that protection of key migratory pathways, foraging and over-wintering sites can serve as an important tool for the future conservation of marine turtles. Expand
Climate change and marine turtles
Marine turtles occupy a wide range of terrestrial and marine habitats, and many aspects of their life history have been demonstrated to be closely tied to climatic variables such as ambientExpand
Satellite tracking of sea turtles: Where have we been and where do we go next?
A comprehensive review of over 130 scientific papers on the use of satellite tracking for the fundamental and applied study of marine turtles shows how satellite tracking has changed over time as well as outlining biases in spatial, species and life- stage coverage. Expand
Marine renewable energy: potential benefits to biodiversity? An urgent call for research
Summary 1. The evidence for anthropogenically induced climate change is overwhelming with the production of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels being a key driver. In response, manyExpand
Phenotypically Linked Dichotomy in Sea Turtle Foraging Requires Multiple Conservation Approaches
Using satellite tracking, the migratory movements of adult females from one of the world's largest nesting aggregations at Cape Verde, West Africa are investigated, revealing two distinct adult foraging strategies that appear to be linked to body size. Expand
Estimating the number of green and loggerhead turtles nesting annually in the Mediterranean
It is estimated that there are 2,280–2,787 logger-head and 339–360 green turtles nesting annually at these sites in the Mediterranean, which highlights the Critically Endangered status of this population of green turtles. Expand
Metabolic Heating and the Prediction of Sex Ratios for Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas)
The results imply that metabolic heating needs to be considered when estimating green turtle hatchling sex ratios, and previous studies have dismissed any effect of metabolic heating on the sex ratio of marine turtle hatchlings. Expand
Variation in reproductive output of marine turtles
Green turtles nesting in Years when large numbers of nests were recorded laid a greater number of clutches than females nesting in years with lower levels of nesting, suggesting green turtles may not be able to achieve their maximum reproductive output with respect to clutch size throughout the season. Expand
Plastic and marine turtles: a review and call for research
It is demonstrated that urgent action is required to better understand the effects of plastic debris and its effects on marine turtles, so that appropriate and effective mitigation policies can be developed. Expand