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Genetic structuring of immature loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean Sea reflects water circulation patterns
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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
Trace element (Cd, Cu, Hg, Se, Zn) accumulation and tissue distribution in loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) from the Western Mediterranean Sea (southern Italy).
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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
Cephalopods in neuroscience: regulations, research and the 3Rs
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The approaches being taken by the cephalopod research community to produce “guidelines” are described and the potential contribution of neuroscience research to cepHalopod welfare is described. Expand
Loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta): A target species for monitoring litter ingested by marine organisms in the Mediterranean Sea.
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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.
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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
Gulps, wheezes, and sniffs: how measurement of beak movement in sea turtles can elucidate their behaviour and ecology
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The beak sensor is a reliable system to investigate a number of behaviours in sea turtles which encompass foraging, buccal oscillation, and respiratory frequency and has potential for allocating time to different activities in free-ranging sea turtles and thus allows us to gain insight to their foraging and diving strategies. Expand
Natal origin of loggerhead turtles, Caretta caretta, in the neritic habitat off the Italian coasts, Central Mediterranean
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It is suggested that only a small proportion of the Atlantic juveniles which enter the Mediterranean to forage in its pelagic waters utilise also the neritic areas along the Italian coasts, which implies that the elevated human-induced mortality occurring in this area impacts almost exclusively the smaller and demographically more vulnerable Mediterranean loggerhead turtle stock. Expand
Fine-scale distribution of juvenile Atlantic and Mediterranean loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean Sea
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Overall, the distribution of juveniles may be related to surface circulation patterns in the Mediterranean and suggests that fisheries might have differential effects on each population depending on the overlap degree between foraging and fishing grounds. Expand
Seasonal heterogeneity of ocean warming: a mortality sink for ectotherm colonizers
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It is found that post-hatchlings departing from this location experience low winter SST that may affect their survival and thus hamper the stabilization of the site by self-recruitment, and thermal constraints during the early developmental phase may limit the chance of population growth at this location also in the near future. Expand
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