Estimation of age at maturity of loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta in the Mediterranean using length-frequency data

@inproceedings{Casale2011EstimationOA,
  title={Estimation of age at maturity of loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta in the Mediterranean using length-frequency data},
  author={Paolo Casale and Antonios D. Mazaris and Daniela Freggi},
  year={2011}
}
It is widely accepted that the age at sexual maturity of sea turtles is a critical parameter for studying population dynamics and persistence. Estimates of the age at maturity for such longlived species are derived using somatic growth models, which are still lacking for several regions of the world. In the present study, the growth rate of the loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta in the Mediterranean was investigated using a length-frequency analysis of a dataset collected over a 19 yr period… CONTINUE READING
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