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Inter- and intra-beach thermal variation for Green Turtle nests on Ascension Island, South Atlantic

Hays, Graeme C., Adams, Colin R., Mortimer, Jeanne A. and Speakman, J.R. 1995, Inter- and intra-beach thermal variation for Green Turtle nests on Ascension Island, South Atlantic, Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, vol. 75, no. 2, pp. 405-411.

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Title Inter- and intra-beach thermal variation for Green Turtle nests on Ascension Island, South Atlantic
Author(s) Hays, Graeme C.
Adams, Colin R.
Mortimer, Jeanne A.
Speakman, J.R.
Journal name Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Volume number 75
Issue number 2
Start page 405
End page 411
Total pages 7
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Place of publication Cambridge, England
Publication date 1995-05
ISSN 0025-3154
1469-7769
Summary Nest temperatures for green turtles (Chelonia mydas) nesting on Ascension Island, South Atlantic (7°57'S 14°22'W), were examined. Temperature probes were placed into nests on two beaches, Long Beach (26 nests) and North East Bay (8 nests). Within these beaches there was relatively little thermal variation (SD of nest temperature was 0.32°C for Long Beach and 0.30°C for North East Bay). To examine inter-beach thermal variation temperature probes were buried at 55 cm on 12 beaches. Inter-beach thermal variation was large and was related to the beach albedo with the darkest beach (albedo, 016) being 4.2°C warmer than the lightest coloured beach (albedo, 0.73).
Language eng
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 ©1995, Cambridge University Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30058283

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