Diving behavior of immature hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) in a caribbean reef habitat

@article{Dam1997DivingBO,
  title={Diving behavior of immature hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) in a caribbean reef habitat},
  author={R. P. van Dam and C. D{\'i}ez},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={1997},
  volume={16},
  pages={133-138}
}
  • R. P. van Dam, C. Díez
  • Published 1997
  • Biology
  • Coral Reefs
  • Abstract. Time-depth recorders were deployed on immature hawksbill turtles at the southwestern reefs of Mona Island, Puerto Rico, to examine patterns of diving behavior. Diving profiles of 10–12 day duration were obtained from five turtles ranging in carapace length from 27–52 cm. Turtles exhibited contrasting diurnal and nocturnal diving behaviors. During daylight hours, dives were made 92% of the time, featured continuous depth variation and were attributed to foraging activity. Foraging dive… CONTINUE READING
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