Overwintering behaviour in sea turtles: dormancy is optional

@article{Hochscheid2007OverwinteringBI,
  title={Overwintering behaviour in sea turtles: dormancy is optional},
  author={Sandra Hochscheid and Flegra Bentivegna and Mohamed Nejmeddine Bradai and Graeme C. Hays},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
  year={2007},
  volume={340},
  pages={287-298}
}
Thirteen loggerhead turtles Caretta caretta were released (10 from Naples, Italy, 2 from Monastir, Tunisia, 1 from Gallipoli, South Italy) with satellite relay data loggers (SRDL) to elucidate their overwintering behaviour. Nine turtles were successfully tracked throughout the winter, while 4 SRDLs failed to transmit after short deployment periods. Of these 9, 4 remained within 80 km of the release site, 3 travelled to a distant overwintering site, and 2 continued to move and did not remain… Expand

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