Records of the leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) on the Brazilian coast, 1969–2001

  title={Records of the leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) on the Brazilian coast, 1969–2001},
  author={Paulo C. R. Barata and E. H. Lima and M. Borges-Martins and J. T. Scalfoni and C. Bellini and S. Siciliano},
  journal={Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom},
  pages={1233 - 1240}
Data from several sources and original data are presented regarding sightings, strandings and incidental captures of leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) on the Brazilian coast in a 33 year period, from 1969 to 2001. Two of the turtles were small juveniles (curved carapace length=40 cm and approximately 85 cm) and the remaining animals with known carapace size were large juveniles or adults. The origin of leatherbacks observed in Brazil is unknown. Several colonies in South America… Expand
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