The relationship between loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) movement patterns and Mediterranean currents

@article{Bentivegna2007TheRB,
  title={The relationship between loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) movement patterns and Mediterranean currents},
  author={Flegra Bentivegna and Flora Valentino and Pierpaolo Falco and Enrico Zambianchi and Sandra Hochscheid},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={151},
  pages={1605-1614}
}
Previous studies have shown that loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta), monitored by satellite telemetry, complete long-distance migration between the western and eastern Mediterranean basins following a seasonal pattern. This study investigated if these migration routes may be influenced by surface currents by superimposing the tracks of three loggerhead turtles (curved carapace length >55 cm), migrating from the western to the eastern Mediterranean basin, on Lagrangian data of current… 

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