Exercise warms adult leatherback turtles.

  title={Exercise warms adult leatherback turtles.},
  author={Brian L. Bostrom and David R. Jones},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  volume={147 2},
Leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) can maintain body temperature (T(B)) up to 18 degrees C above that of the surrounding sea water (T(W)) which allows leatherbacks to enter cold temperate waters and have the largest global range of any reptile. Using a cylindrical model of a leatherback we investigated the extent to which heat production through variation of swim speed could be used in a leatherback's thermal strategy. Drag force of a full scale cast of a leatherback was measured in… CONTINUE READING
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