Body Temperature of Dermochelys coriacea: Warm Turtle from Cold Water

@article{Frair1972BodyTO,
  title={Body Temperature of Dermochelys coriacea: Warm Turtle from Cold Water},
  author={Wayne Frair and Robert G. Ackman and Nicholas Mrosovsky},
  journal={Science},
  year={1972},
  volume={177},
  pages={791 - 793}
}
The deep body temperature of a leatherback turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, taken out of cold water, was 18�C above the water temperature. A large size favoring heat retention from muscular activity is probably responsible for this differential. Cooling rates (k) in water, measured on a second animal, were in the order of 0.001�C per minute per degree of difference between body and ambient temperature. 
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