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Plasma steroid hormone profiles and reproductive biology of the epaulette shark, Hemiscyllium ocellatum.
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Observations indicate that epaulette sharks in the waters near Heron Island mate from July through December, with the highest amount of sperm storage in the epididymis occurring between August through November. Expand
Using blood samples to estimate persistent organic pollutants and metals in green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas).
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Blood samples are a reliable non-lethal method for predicting chemical contamination in C. mydas populations, and strong correlations were observed between blood and tissue concentrations for a number of POPs and metals. Expand
Chemical Contamination of Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) Eggs in Peninsular Malaysia: Implications for Conservation and Public Health
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The concentrations of POPs and heavy metals reported in C. mydas eggs from markets in Peninsular Malaysia pose considerable risks to sea turtle conservation and human health. Expand
The effects of haemogregarine-like parasites on brown tree snakes (Boiga irregularis) and slatey-grey snakes (Stegonotus cucullatus) in Queensland, Australia
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Findings indicate that haemogregarines may not be a good candidate to control brown tree snakes, however, parasitic infection in the authors' specimens was low and higher infection rates may yield significant effect on the health of these snakes. Expand
Plasma steroid hormone levels of female red-sided garter snakes, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis: relationship to mating and gestation.
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It is confirmed that mating in the spring induces a surge in E2; E2 also was elevated in a single sample obtained from animals collected in the fall, at a time when the majority of females have recently deposited sperm in their oviducts. Expand
Interplay between plasma hormone profiles, sex and body condition in immature hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) subjected to a capture stress protocol.
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While immature hawksbill turtles exhibited an adrenocortical response to a capture stress protocol, neither their sex nor body condition was responsible for variation in endocrine responses. Expand
Small male body size in garter snake depends on testes.
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Treatment of adult males with testosterone prevented the increase in body size after castration, suggesting that the mechanism regulating weight gain in the garter snake depends on gonadal androgen. Expand
Seasonal patterns of plasma steroid hormones in males and females of the bearded dragon lizard, Pogona barbata.
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The results suggest that B and TA are not involved in female reproduction, and patterns are consistent with the observation of maximum spermatogenic activity in spring, followed by the cessation of sperMatogenesis directly after the breeding period and testicular recrudescence in February. Expand
Patterns of lipid storage and mobilisation in the female green sea turtle (Cheloniamydas)
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It appears that endogenous energy reserves can be reduced by stochastic environmental events (such as those reducing nesting success), and a metabolic shift signalling the end of the nesting season is characterised by a drop in plasma triglycerides and slight increase in total plasma protein. Expand
Persistent organic pollutants in the green sea turtle Chelonia mydas: nesting population variation, maternal transfer, and effects on development
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Evidence of maternal transfer of POPs to eggs and hatchlings, with significant correlations in sum of PCBs, sum of PBDEs, γ-hexachlorocyclohexane, trans-chlordane and mirex concentrations, is investigated. Expand
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