Predation by the Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) on Sea Turtle Adults, Eggs, and Hatchlings

@inproceedings{Whiting2011PredationBT,
  title={Predation by the Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) on Sea Turtle Adults, Eggs, and Hatchlings},
  author={Scott D. Whiting and Andrea U. Whiting},
  year={2011}
}
Abstract This paper describes predation tactics used by the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) on flatback (Natator depressus) and olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) sea turtles on nesting beaches in northern Australia. For adult turtles, crocodiles used both a sit-and-wait tactic in which they attacked a turtle at the water's edge after it completed nesting and an active hunting strategy in which crocodiles followed turtle tracks into the dunes to attack turtles at nest sites… Expand
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