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Estimating the age of juvenile loggerhead sea turtles in the North Atlantic

Hays, G.C. and Marsh, R. 1997, Estimating the age of juvenile loggerhead sea turtles in the North Atlantic, Canadian journal of zoology, vol. 75, no. 1, pp. 40-46, doi: 10.1139/z97-005.

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Title Estimating the age of juvenile loggerhead sea turtles in the North Atlantic
Author(s) Hays, G.C.ORCID iD for Hays, G.C.
Marsh, R.
Journal name Canadian journal of zoology
Volume number 75
Issue number 1
Start page 40
End page 46
Total pages 7
Publisher NRC Research Press
Place of publication Ottawa, Ont.
Publication date 1997-01
ISSN 0008-4301
Summary Analysis of previously published records shows that the modal size of juvenile loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) found around the United Kingdom (the area north of 49°N and east of 12°W) is a carapace length of 20.5 cm. These turtles are believed to originate from nesting beaches in North America (principally Florida). We estimated their trans-Atlantic drift time using data from satellite-tracked buoys and from a mathematical model and, hence, estimated that the modal age of these juvenile turtles was between 1.80 and 3.75 years.
Language eng
DOI 10.1139/z97-005
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 ©1997, NRC Research Press
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