Plasma corticosterone concentrations associated with acute captivity stress in wild loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta).

@article{Gregory1996PlasmaCC,
  title={Plasma corticosterone concentrations associated with acute captivity stress in wild loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta).},
  author={L F Gregory and Timothy S. Gross and Alan B Bolten and Karen A Bjorndal and Louis J. Guillette},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={1996},
  volume={104 3},
  pages={
          312-20
        }
}
Plasma corticosterone concentrations were measured in wild loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in response to acute captivity (capture, serial bleeding, and restraint up to 6 hr). In general, concentrations of corticosterone dramatically increased 1 hr after capture, peaked at 3 hr, and decreased by 6 hr. Initial corticosterone concentrations were significantly lower in animals captured by tangle net than in those captured by trawl and were thought to more closely represent baseline levels… Expand
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