Diving behaviour during the internesting interval for loggerhead turtles Caretta caretta nesting in Cyprus

Jonathan Houghton, A.C. Broderick, B.J. Godley, J.D. Metcalfe, G.C. Hays

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Abstract

Time depth recorders were used to assess the patterns of depth utilisation by 2 loggerhead turtles Caretta caretta in Cyprus, eastern Mediterranean. Dives to the seabed accounted for 59 % (171 h) and 75 % (215 h) of the internesting interval, respectively, with most dives being shallow (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-70
Number of pages8
JournalMARINE ECOLOGY-PROGRESS SERIES
Volume227
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology

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