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Dive angles for a green turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Glen, F., Broderick, A.C., Godley, B.J., Metcalfe, J.D. and Hays, G.C. 2001, Dive angles for a green turtle (Chelonia mydas), Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, vol. 81, no. 4, pp. 683-686, doi: 10.1017/S0025315401004374.

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Title Dive angles for a green turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Author(s) Glen, F.
Broderick, A.C.
Godley, B.J.
Metcalfe, J.D.
Hays, G.C.ORCID iD for Hays, G.C. orcid.org/0000-0002-3314-8189
Journal name Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Volume number 81
Issue number 4
Start page 683
End page 686
Total pages 4
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Place of publication Cambridge, England
Publication date 2001-08
ISSN 0025-3154
1469-7769
Summary The depth and swim speed of a green turtle (Chelonia mydas) were measured during the internesting period in Cyprus. For dives to the seabed (U-dives) we used these data to determine dive angles. Typically the turtle initially descended at a steep angle ([similar]60°) but as the dive continued this angle lessened until the turtle approached the seabed at an average angle of [similar]15°. This systematic change in descent angle is consistent with the prediction that the energetic implications of dive angle are most important at the start of the dive when the turtle is fighting to overcome its positive buoyancy. On leaving the seabed, the turtle often seemed to rise passively.
Language eng
DOI 10.1017/S0025315401004374
Field of Research 069999 Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001, Cambridge University Press
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30058251

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