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Some Aspects of the Nesting Behavior and Reproductive Biology of Sea Turtles
The relatively large number of yolkless eggs laid by many leatherbacks and by some hawksbills invites further study and some aspects of sea turtle nesting behavior and reproduction are compared to those of other chelonians. Expand
Social facilitation in green turtle siblings
Tests made at the green turtle nesting ground at Tortuguero, Costa Rica, show that turtles hatching singly have reduced prospects of emerging from the nest, and even less chance of reaching the sea, and data from tests at Ascension Island indicate that metabolic heating raises the temperature in nests of developing green turtle eggs. Expand
The ecology and migrations of sea turtles 5:Comparative features of isolated green turtle colonies
The present paper is one of a series of investigations that involve the behavior and world-wide movements and ecology of the five genera of sea turtles. Expand
Some Aspects of the Ecology of the Leatherback Turtle Dermochelys coriacea at Laguna Jalova, Costa Rica
The ecology and reproductive biology of the leatherback turtle was studied on a high-energy nesting beach near Laguna Jalova, Costa Rica, between 28 March and 8 June 1985, and the role of the Parque Nacional Tortuguero in conserving the Leatherback and green turtle is discussed. Expand
Observations on a leatherback turtle Dermochelys coriacea nesting population near Piguwa, Papua New Guinea
Abstract Some aspects of the reproductive biology and conservation of leatherback turtles Dermochelys coriacea on an important nesting beach near Piguwa, Papua New Guinea, were studied in DecemberExpand