Ontogenetic development of migration: Lagrangian drift trajectories suggest a new paradigm for sea turtles.

@article{Hays2010OntogeneticDO,
  title={Ontogenetic development of migration: Lagrangian drift trajectories suggest a new paradigm for sea turtles.},
  author={Graeme C Hays and Sabrina Fossette and Kostas A. Katselidis and Patrizio Mariani and Gail Schofield},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society, Interface},
  year={2010},
  volume={7 50},
  pages={1319-27}
}
Long distance migration occurs in a wide variety of taxa including birds, insects, fishes, mammals and reptiles. Here, we provide evidence for a new paradigm for the determinants of migration destination. As adults, sea turtles show fidelity to their natal nesting areas and then at the end of the breeding season may migrate to distant foraging sites. For a major rookery in the Mediterranean, we simulated hatchling drift by releasing 288 000 numerical particles in an area close to the nesting… CONTINUE READING
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