Movements and Feeding Ecology of Immature Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) in a Florida Lagoon

@inproceedings{Mendonsa1983MovementsAF,
  title={Movements and Feeding Ecology of Immature Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) in a Florida Lagoon},
  author={Mary T. Mendonsa},
  year={1983}
}
The seasonal and diel movements of 14 green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Mosquito Lagoon, Florida were monitored using sonic telemetry. The feeding ecology of this population was also studied using dissection and stomach flushing techniques. Immature green turtles made random, long distance movements (x = 8.2 km/day) and occupied deeper waters (x = 1.6 m), apparently not feeding, when water temperatures ranged from 11-18 C; at water temperatures above 25 C they adopted a home range. Turtles were… CONTINUE READING

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