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VARIATION IN CLUTCH SIZE AND EGG SIZE IN THE GREEN TURTLE NESTING POPULATION AT TORTUGUERO, COSTA RICA

@article{Bjorndal1989VARIATIONIC,
  title={VARIATION IN CLUTCH SIZE AND EGG SIZE IN THE GREEN TURTLE NESTING POPULATION AT TORTUGUERO, COSTA RICA},
  author={K. Bjorndal and A. Carr},
  journal={Herpetologica},
  year={1989},
  volume={45},
  pages={181-189}
}
Data on clutch size for green turtles, Chelonia mydas, nesting at Tortuguero, Costa Rica, for a period spanning over 30 yr, and data on egg size from one nesting season are analyzed to determine sources of variation in clutch parameters. Mean clutch size is 112.2 (SD = 24.2, n = 2544) with a range from 3-219 eggs. Female body size is significantly correlated with clutch size but accounts for only a small proportion of the variation in clutch size. At the population level, clutch size increases… Expand
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