Allometric growth in juvenile marine turtles: possible role as an antipredator adaptation.

Abstract

Female marine turtles produce hundreds of offspring during their lifetime but few survive because small turtles have limited defenses and are vulnerable to many predators. Little is known about how small turtles improve their survival probabilities with growth though it is assumed that they do. We reared green turtles (Chelonia mydas) and loggerheads… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.zool.2013.11.004

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