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Genetic structuring of immature loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean Sea reflects water circulation patterns
The analysis of mitochondrial DNA in loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) from eight foraging grounds in the Mediterranean and the adjoining Atlantic revealed deep genetic structuring within the western Mediterranean, which suggests that immature loggerheadSea turtles entering theWestern Mediterranean from the Atlantic and the eastern Mediterranean remain linked to particular water masses, with a limited exchange of turtles between water masses. Expand
Overwintering behaviour in sea turtles: dormancy is optional
Thirteen loggerhead turtles Caretta caretta were released (10 from Naples, Italy, 2 from Monastir, Tunisia, 1 from Gallipoli, South Italy) with satellite relay data loggers (SRDL) to elucidate theirExpand
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
First records of dive durations for a hibernating sea turtle
New satellite relay data loggers are used to obtain the first records of up to 7 h long dives of a loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) overwintering in Greek waters, suggesting that the common belief that sea turtles hibernate underwater, as some freshwater turtles do, is incorrect. Expand
Long‐Term Cold Acclimation Leads to High Q10 Effects on Oxygen Consumption of Loggerhead Sea Turtles Caretta caretta
There was a significant positive correlation between the proportion of a day spent actively swimming and V̇o2 and the metabolic responses were positively correlated with changes in Tw, but this time the corresponding Q10 was only 1.3. Expand
Intra-Mediterranean migrations of loggerhead sea turtles (Carettacaretta) monitored by satellite telemetry
Long-distance movement between the western and eastern Mediterranean basins followed a seasonal pattern and seemed to be triggered by temperature and food availability and in the autumn/winter months turtles moved from west to east in search of warmer waters, and returned to the western basin in spring. Expand
Trace element (Cd, Cu, Hg, Se, Zn) accumulation and tissue distribution in loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) from the Western Mediterranean Sea (southern Italy).
Highly significant correlations between Cd and Cu and Zn in the liver and kidney suggest that efficient detoxification processes involving MT occur which prevent Cd toxicity in loggerhead turtles. Expand
Loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta): A target species for monitoring litter ingested by marine organisms in the Mediterranean Sea.
The study validates the use of the loggerhead turtle as target indicator for monitoring the impact of litter on marine biota and calls for immediate use of this protocol throughout the Mediterranean basin and European Region. Expand
Allometric scaling of lung volume and its consequences for marine turtle diving performance.
The results provide a reference point for calculating oxygen storage capacities and air volumes available for buoyancy control and demonstrate that diving capacities of marine turtles were potentially over-estimated when the V(L)-body mass effect was not considered. Expand
Loggerhead turtles nesting in Libya: an important management unit for the Mediterranean stock
Libya is one of the most important loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta nesting grounds in the Mediterranean Sea, but data on its genetic diversity and demographic connection to adjacent MediterraneanExpand