Biotic and abiotic factors affect the nest environment of embryonic leatherback turtles, Dermochelys coriacea.


Clutches of leatherback turtles, Dermochelys coriacea, have lower hatching success than those of other sea turtles, but causes of high embryonic mortality are unknown. We measured characteristics of clutches along with spatial and temporal changes in PO(2) and temperature during incubation to determine the extent to which they affected the developmental… (More)

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