Biology of sea turtles under risk from tiger sharks at a foraging ground

  title={Biology of sea turtles under risk from tiger sharks at a foraging ground},
  author={Michael R. Heithaus and Alejandro Frid and Aaron J Wirsing and Lars Bejder and Lawrence M. Dill},
It is important to understand the population structure and space use of sea turtles because of their potential effects on the dynamics of nearshore ecosystems. Much of our current understanding is skewed because the ecology of sea turtles on their foraging grounds is known best from areas where there are, or have been, major human impacts. We studied green Chelonia mydas and loggerhead Caretta caretta sea turtles on the relatively pristine feeding ground of Shark Bay, Western Australia, where… CONTINUE READING
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