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Ingestion of marine debris by loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta, in the Adriatic Sea.
Considering the relatively high occurrence of debris intake and possible sub-lethal effects of even small quantities of marine debris, this can be an additional factor of concern for loggerheads in the Adriatic Sea. Expand
Chapter ll Loggerhead Turtles in the Mediterranean Sea : Present Knowledge and Conservation Perspectives
The Mediterranean Sea covers an area of about 2.5 million km2, witl1 a coasdine of approximately 46,000 km, of which 19,000 km belong to islands. Natural communication with other seas is restrictedExpand
Global research priorities to mitigate plastic pollution impacts on marine wildlife
Marine wildlife faces a growing number of threats across the globe, and the survival of many species and populations will be dependent on conservation action. One threat in particu- lar that hasExpand
Accumulation of organochlorine contaminants in loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta, from the eastern Adriatic Sea.
Comparison of the results with organochlorine contaminant pattern in some prey taxa suggest that contamination occurs primarily through the food web, with biomagnification factors of 0.14-6.99 which were positively correlated with the octanol-water partition coefficient. Expand
Foraging grounds, movement patterns and habitat connectivity of juvenile loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) tracked from the Adriatic Sea
Knowledge about migratory routes and highly frequented areas is a priority for sea turtle conservation, but the movement patterns of juveniles frequenting the Adriatic have not been investigated yet,Expand
Loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) as bioturbators in neritic habitats: an insight through the analysis of benthic molluscs in the diet
It is conservatively estimated that loggerheads in the neritic zone of the Adriatic Sea bioturbate about 33 tonnes of mollusc shells per year, and the possible effects ofBioturbation reduction on environmental changes in the Northern AdRIatic ecosystem are hypothesized. Expand
Gastrointestinal helminth community of loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta in the Adriatic Sea.
In comparison to other marine habitats, the helminth community of Adriatic loggerheads is characterised by higher species diversity and evenness, and lower dominance values, which can be attributed to the life history and feeding ecology of sea turtles in recruited neritic grounds and the diversity of their benthic prey. Expand
Tag recoveries of the loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta in the eastern Adriatic Sea: implications for conservation
Data on tag recoveries of 31 adult female and two juvenile loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) along the eastern Adriatic coast were analysed. All adult females originated from Mediterranean nestingExpand
Mediterranean sea turtles: current knowledge and priorities for conservation and research
C.C. is supported by the project CTM2013-48163 of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitivity. The Cyprus Wildlife Society (CWS) acknowledges the financial support of the Department ofExpand
Sex ratios of juvenile loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta in the Mediterranean Sea
Although the first extensive assessment of sex ratio of juvenile loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean Sea is presented, the present results are compatible with a hypothetical scenario in which a majority of females are produced in the European nesting beaches. Expand