Habitat utilization by juvenile hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata, Linnaeus, 1766) around a shallow water coral reef

Jonathan Houghton, M.J. Callow, G.C. Hays

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Abstract

Contemporary studies of sea turtle diving behaviour are generally based upon sophisticated techniques such as the attachment of time depth recorders. However, if the risks of misinterpretation are to be minimized, it is essential that electronic data are analysed in the light of first-hand observations. To this aim, we set out to make observations of juvenile hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata , Linnaeus, 1766) foraging and resting in a shallow water coral reef habitat around the granitic Seychelles (4degrees'S, 55degrees'E). Data were collected from six study sites characterized by a shallow reef plateau (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1269-1280
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Natural History
Volume37
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Ecology

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