Foraging ecology of loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta in the central Mediterranean Sea: evidence for a relaxed life history model

@article{Casale2008ForagingEO,
  title={Foraging ecology of loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta in the central Mediterranean Sea: evidence for a relaxed life history model},
  author={Paolo Casale and Graziana Abbate and Daniela Freggi and Nicoletta Conte and Marco Oliverio and Roberto Argano},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
  year={2008},
  volume={372},
  pages={265-276}
}
In the central Mediterranean Sea, gut contents and feces of 95 turtles captured by bottom trawlers and pelagic longliners fishing in neritic and oceanic areas, respectively, were examined. Ben- thic prey were more abundant than pelagic, a probable bias due to the higher digestibility of the latter. Animal and plant taxa belonging to 12 Phyla and 20 Classes were observed, with 63 new records of prey species, and Malacostraca, Gastropoda, and Echinoidea were the most commonly occurring animal… Expand

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