Secretory capacity of the lachrymal salt gland of hatchling sea turtles,Chelonia mydas

  title={Secretory capacity of the lachrymal salt gland of hatchling sea turtles,Chelonia mydas},
  author={Alan T. Marshall and Peter D Cooper},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
The lachrymal salt glands ofChelonia mydas were functional when hatchlings emerged from the nest. Osmotic concentrations up to 720 mosmol kg−1 were recorded in spontaneously produced tears (salt gland secretions). When injected with a Na+ load (1500–2700 μmol (100 g)−1) newly emerged hatchlings produced tears ranging in osmotic concentration from 1000–1900 mosmol kg−1 with Na+ secretion rates from single glands of 200–475 μmol (100 g·h)−1. In these circumstances the rate of sodium excretion… CONTINUE READING


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