First Nesting Record of the Leatherback Turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, in Japan

  title={First Nesting Record of the Leatherback Turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, in Japan},
  author={N. Kamezaki and K. Oki and K. Mizuno and Taichiro Toji and O. Doi},
  journal={Current Herpetology},
Nesting of the leatherback turtle Dermochelys coriacea in Japan was confirmed for the first time on the basis of two nests, each containing a clutch of eggs, found on Katoku Beach of Amami-oshima Island, central Ryukyus. There were no indications of development in eggs obtained from them. These nests were likely to have been made by the same individual. 
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