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Demographic and ecological factors affecting conservation and management of the diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) in South Carolina
We used mark-recapture data from 1274 original captures and 1131 recaptures during a 16-year population study of diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in a South Carolina, USA, salt marsh toExpand
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The Use of Coverboards in Estimating Patterns of Reptile and Amphibian Biodiversity
Reptiles and amphibians play important roles in ecological communities and can be extremely sensitive indicators of environmental change, despite their cryptic and secretive habits. To estimateExpand
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Estimates of adult survival and migration for diamondback terrapins: conservation insight from local extirpation within a metapopulation
As a case study we analyze a recent extirpation within a metapopulation of diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in a South Carolina salt marsh. Survival and migration probabilities wereExpand
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Nest site fidelity and clutch frequency of loggerhead turtles are better elucidated by satellite telemetry than by nocturnal tagging efforts: Implications for stock estimation
Satellite telemetry and ground-based tagging studies are complementary methods to define the spatial and temporal patterns of nesting behavior by migratory sea turtles. Estimates of site fidelity andExpand
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RESOURCE PARTITIONING BY THE ESTUARINE TURTLE MALACLEMYS TERRAPIN: TROPHIC, SPATIAL, AND TEMPORAL FORAGING CONSTRAINTS
We investigated the foraging ecology of the diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) in South Carolina by examining fecal samples for evidence of resource partitioning. From 76-79% of the dietaryExpand
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Post-nesting migrations of loggerhead sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico: dispersal in highly dynamic conditions
This study is the first report of post-nesting migrations of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) nesting in Sarasota County (Florida, USA), their most important rookery in the Gulf of MexicoExpand
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Determining origin in a migratory marine vertebrate: a novel method to integrate stable isotopes and satellite tracking.
Stable isotope analysis is a useful tool to track animal movements in both terrestrial and marine environments. These intrinsic markers are assimilated through the diet and may exhibit spatialExpand
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Ontogenetic Dietary Partitioning by Crocodylus johnstoni during the Dry Season
We examined size-related dietary patterns in a Queensland population of the Australian freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnstoni). In three consecutive dry seasons, we stomach flushed crocodiles (nExpand
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Expanded mitochondrial control region sequences increase resolution of stock structure among North Atlantic loggerhead turtle rookeries
The southeastern USA hosts the largest nesting concentration of loggerhead turtles Caretta caretta in the Atlantic. Regionally significant nesting also occurs along the Caribbean coast of Mexico, inExpand
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Stable isotopic comparison between loggerhead sea turtle tissues.
RATIONALE Stable isotope analysis has been used extensively to provide ecological information about diet and foraging location of many species. The difference in isotopic composition between animalExpand
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