Somatic growth rates of immature green turtles Chelonia mydas inhabiting the foraging ground Akumal Bay in the Mexican Caribbean Sea

  title={Somatic growth rates of immature green turtles Chelonia mydas inhabiting the foraging ground Akumal Bay in the Mexican Caribbean Sea},
  author={V. Labrada-Martag{\'o}n and F. A. M. Tener{\'i}a and Roberto L. Herrera-Pav{\'o}n and A. Negrete-Philippe},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology},
Abstract Growth dynamics helps to elucidate demographic aspects, such as age at specific size and size at maturity or first reproduction, which are important for sea turtle management. The Mexican Caribbean Sea is an important feeding ground for green turtles, but demographic data for the turtles are lacking. Size-based growth rates of immature green turtles inhabiting a foraging ground at Akumal Bay (20°24′0″N and 87°19′16″W) were obtained by using a mixed longitudinal sampling design from… Expand

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