Diving behaviour of green turtles: dive depth, dive duration and activity levels

  title={Diving behaviour of green turtles: dive depth, dive duration and activity levels},
  author={G. Hays and S. Hochscheid and A. Broderick and B. Godley and J. Metcalfe},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
Hochscheid et al. (1999) used time-depth recorders(TDRs) and activity recorders (Hochscheid & Wilson1999) to examine diving behaviour and activity ofgreen turtles during their internesting period atCyprus. Turtles were found to spend a large propor-tion of time undertaking dives with a characteristic‘U-shaped’ profile, i.e. dives where individuals re-mained at a fixed depth for a long period, surfacedbriefly and then descended to the same depth again.Information from the activity sensor… Expand

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