Spatial and temporal variability in somatic growth of green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) resident in the Hawaiian Archipelago

@article{Balazs2004SpatialAT,
  title={Spatial and temporal variability in somatic growth of green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) resident in the Hawaiian Archipelago},
  author={G. Balazs and M. Chaloupka},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={145},
  pages={1043-1059}
}
The somatic growth dynamics of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) resident in five separate foraging grounds within the Hawaiian Archipelago were assessed using a robust non-parametric regression modelling approach. The foraging grounds range from coral reef habitats at the north-western end of the archipelago, to coastal habitats around the main islands at the south-eastern end of the archipelago. Pelagic juveniles recruit to these neritic foraging grounds from ca. 35 cm SCL or 5 kg (~6 years of… Expand

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