First records of dive durations for a hibernating sea turtle

@article{Hochscheid2005FirstRO,
  title={First records of dive durations for a hibernating sea turtle},
  author={Sandra Hochscheid and Flegra Bentivegna and Graeme C. Hays},
  journal={Biology Letters},
  year={2005},
  volume={1},
  pages={82 - 86}
}
The first published record, from the early 1970s, of hibernation in sea turtles is based on the reports of the indigenous Indians and fishermen from Mexico, who hunted dormant green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in the Gulf of California. However, there were no successful attempts to investigate the biology of this particular behaviour further. Hence, data such as the exact duration and energetic requirements of dormant winter submergences are lacking. We used new satellite relay data loggers to… Expand
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