Caretta caretta


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Synonyms for Caretta caretta

very large carnivorous sea turtle

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Las diferencias en la descripcion cariologica de Caretta caretta realizada en este estudio comparada con la de Kamesaki (1989) puede ser analizada teniendo en cuenta el origen de las muestras, ya que en las tortugas utilizadas por Kamesaki fueron colectadas en el Pacifico (Japon) y este estudio se realizo con muestras de sangre colectadas en el Caribe colombiano.
In the present study we investigated the relationship of blood Hg levels in loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) off the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and northern Florida to various immunologic and general health parameters.
Potential adverse effects of inorganic pollutants on clinical parameters of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta): results from a nesting colony from Cape Verde, West Africa.
Because of the coastal nature of most trawl fisheries, Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) and loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtles foraging on benthic prey (Shaver, 1991; Plotkin et al., 1993; Seney and Musick, 2007) have likely benefited more from TEDs than herbivorous green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) grazing in shallow, nearshore habitats (Seminoff et al., 2002) or leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) pursuing gelatinous prey near the water surface and off shore (Eckert et al., 1989) from where most coastal trawl fisheries operate.
Studies on an ulcerative stomatitis--obstructive rhinitis - pneumonia disease complex in hatchling and juvenile sea turtles, Chelonia mydas and Caretta caretta. Dis.
The European Commission has decided to refer Greece to the European Court of Justice for failing to fully protect the rare Mediterranean sea-turtle, Caretta caretta, in accordance with the European Union's Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild flora and fauna).
Argaka is within the Natura 2000 conservation network, and the area includes the main breeding grounds for the Caretta Caretta and Chelonia Mydas turtles.
Among the seven sea turtles species existing worldwide, four of them have been recorded in Chilean waters: Green turtles (Chelonia mydas Linnaeus, 1758), Loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta, Linnaeus 1758), Leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea Vandelli, 1761) and Olive Ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea Eschcholtz, 1829).
Table 1 Percent occurrence and percentage of total sample volume (volume of prey for all stomachs combined) for prey items (listed to lowest taxonomic order) found in loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta, n=52 turtles).
These three cases concern water pollution, the disposal of hazardous waste and failure to protect the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta Caretta) on the island of Zakynthos.
Most of the sea turtle nests along the Gulf Coast are dug by loggerheads (Caretta caretta), although some may be from green (Chelonia mydas) or Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) sea turtles.