Locomotor activity during the frenzy swim: analysing early swimming behaviour in hatchling sea turtles.

@article{Pereira2011LocomotorAD,
  title={Locomotor activity during the frenzy swim: analysing early swimming behaviour in hatchling sea turtles.},
  author={Carla Marisa Lima Pereira and David Terrington Booth and Colin James Limpus},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={214 Pt 23},
  pages={3972-6}
}
Swimming effort of hatchling sea turtles varies across species. In this study we analysed how swim thrust is produced in terms of power stroke rate, mean maximum thrust per power stroke and percentage of time spent power stroking throughout the first 18 h of swimming after entering the water, in both loggerhead and flatback turtle hatchlings and compared this with previous data from green turtle hatchlings. Loggerhead and green turtle hatchlings had similar power stroke rates and percentage of… CONTINUE READING

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