Relationships between carapace sizes and plasma major and trace element status in captive hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata).

@article{Suzuki2012RelationshipsBC,
  title={Relationships between carapace sizes and plasma major and trace element status in captive hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata).},
  author={Kazuyuki Suzuki and Jun Noda and Makio Yanagisawa and Isao Kawazu and Kouichiro Sera and Daisuke Fukui and Mitsuhiko Asakawa and Hiroshi Yokota},
  journal={The Journal of veterinary medical science},
  year={2012},
  volume={74 12},
  pages={1677-80}
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationships between carapace parameters as indicators of age and plasma elements in 25 captive hawksbill sea turtles. Particle-induced X-ray emission allowed detection of 23 trace and major elements. There were significant but weak correlations between the virtual carapace surface area and plasma bromide (r = -0.552, P<0.01), phosphorus (r = 0.547, P<0.01), lead (r =-0.434, P<0.05) and strontium (r = 0.599, P<0.01), while there were no significant… CONTINUE READING