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Foraging ecology of whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) within Bahía de Los Angeles, Baja California Norte, México
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Because whale shark ecotourism is rapidly increasing in Bahia de Los Angeles, it is important to identify and manage ecologically important areas utilized by whale sharks within the bay to ensure the continued integrity of the habitat that supports whale shark presence. Expand
Telemetry and Satellite Tracking of Whale Sharks, Rhincodon Typus, in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, and the North Pacific Ocean
TLDR
It is thought that satellite telemetry is a exceptionally promising tool for learning more about the ecology of whale sharks, especially when combined with conventional methods of telemetry and molecular biology. Expand
High-use oceanic areas for Atlantic leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) as identified using satellite telemetered location and dive information
TLDR
It is proposed that movements of these turtles from one foraging area to another are driven by the opportunity to forage in areas of distinct oceanic structure which serve to concentrate their gelatinous prey either at or below the surface. Expand
Heart rates and swim speeds of emperor penguins diving under sea ice.
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The swim speeds and heart rates suggest that muscle O2 depletion must occur frequently: therefore, many dives require a significant energy contribution from anaerobic glycolysis. Expand
Swim speed and movement patterns of gravid leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) at St Croix, US Virgin Islands.
  • S. Eckert
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of experimental biology
  • 1 December 2002
TLDR
The hypothesis that leatherbacks rest or bask at midday during their internesting interval is refuted by this study, as the latter swim behavior appeared to be designed to maximize efficiency for long-distance travel. Expand
Diving and foraging behavior of leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea)
TLDR
Remote time–depth recorders were deployed on six gravid leatherbacks nesting on Sandy Point, St Croix, and distinct diel periodicity was observed in dive behavior; submergence intervals were longest at dawn, declined throughout the day, and were shortest at dusk. Expand
Migratory and reproductive movements of male leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea)
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Male migration to and residency in waters adjacent low-latitude nesting beaches in the western Atlantic suggest that this is where mating occurs, and return migration to these areas reveals male fidelity for breeding sites. Expand
Telemetry and Satellite Tracking of Whale Sharks, Rhincodon Typus, in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, and the North Pacific Ocean
We used satellite-linked radio telemetry to document the geographic and vertical movements and thermal habitats of whale sharks in the Sea of Cortez and as they migrated into the north Pacific Ocean.Expand
Modeling loggerhead turtle movement in the Mediterranean: importance of body size and oceanography.
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It is suggested that directed movements toward patchy ephemeral resources may be a general property of larger juvenile loggerheads in different populations, and size-based variation in loggerhead distribution and documented use of the western Mediterranean Sea by turtles larger than previously thought to occur there are discovered. Expand
Persistent Leatherback Turtle Migrations Present Opportunities for Conservation
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The predictable effects of ocean currents on a leatherback migration corridor and characterize long-distance movements by the turtles in the eastern South Pacific are described and high seas locations for focusing future conservation efforts within the leatherback dispersal zone in the South Pacific Gyre are identified. Expand
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